Bugscope

Session 2012-065 with Xavier University

Application

The School

School Name Xavier University
School Homepage www.xavier.edu
Location Hamilton Ohio, United States
Community Suburban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught Biology/ Entomology
Grades Taught Other
Number of Students 15

The Project

Project Title Adaptations for consuming different foods
Insects To Study Mosquito, honeybee, house fly, some sort of homopteran beetle, horsefly, spider,
Project Description Hi guys!!!! I am teaching entomology for the first time in Xavier history. The biological supply houses stopped carrying some of the preserved insects that I was going to use for my lab, so I thought that Bugscope would be a great substitution...a BETTER substitution, in fact, because it will allow me to integrate electron microscopy into the curriculum. Bugscope will fit into the physiology section, where we will be talking about the modifications of mouthparts to exploit different food sources. We will want to focus on heads, but we can look for mites and brochosomes as well. I will gather the creatures for you, but will be happy to have anything else you want to throw in there. Unlike last time, I will only have 15 students logging in--not 200.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Heh.

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