Bugscope

Session 2014-054 with Northwestern Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Northwestern Middle School
School Homepage http://school.fultonschools.org/ms/northwestern/Pages/default.aspx
Location Fulton County Georgia, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Life Science
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students ?

The Project

Project Title Insects Up Close
Insects To Study Vary - Students will bring in
Project Description I would use Bugscope as an extension activity... We begin out studies in 7th grade science with classification or taxonomy. My students participate in an activity where they bring in two deceased insects each so that their lab group has between eight and 10 insects. Students then complete research to identify the insects, then they construct a classification tree and dichotomous key on their insects. Following this activity we start practicing with the microscopes in our classroom and learning about/looking at cells. Students always learn about the SEM, but participating in this project would allow them to see one in use - How awesome! Plus, it would give students an opportunity to see people actively working in or toward STEM careers which is an added bonus!

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I am currently working on my Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University and this was one of the examples presented of an online project opportunity.

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