Bugscope

Session 2013-109 with CSU - East Bay

Application

The School

School Name CSU - East Bay
School Homepage csueastbay.edu
Location Alameda County California, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Preservice Elementary teachers
Grades Taught Other
Number of Students 30

The Project

Project Title Using Bugscope as an Inquiry Tool
Insects To Study spiders, ants, flies
Project Description Preservice teachers will examine bees, flies and spiders to compare and contrast these specific insects' structures and functions. The session will model the authentic use of a scientific tool (ESEM) to stimulate inquiry in the elementary classroom. We will make connections to CA state science standards and to Next Generation Science Standards. Bugscope is also useful for applications to art and math lessons. We will tie the information to FOSS insect unit (Lawrence Hall of Science) and to other literature on insects. We always end by reading an excerpt from Amy Stewart's book, Wicked Bugs

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Repeat user since 2000

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