Bugscope

Session 2000-033 with Ameritech Electronic Classroom

Application

The School

School Name Ameritech Electronic Classroom
School Homepage http://RCET.ORG
Location Kent Ohio, USA
Community
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The Class

Subjects Taught Interdisciplinary Units
Grades Taught 4th
Number of Students -1

The Project

Project Title
Insects To Study
Project Description We are facilitating a unit on the study of Wetlands, Forests and Grasslands. At the Ameritech Electronic Laboratory Classroom, here at Kent State University, the students and teacher have examined water from the wetlands visited on a field trip to the Beaver Dam and also the Kent Bog. They saw some microcrustaceans and some protozoans under the microscope upon our return. We do have a video-microscopy setup and were able to project the images on the big screen for all the class to see. They also examined some Spahgnum moss microscopically. They were very fascinated at the amount of water this moss could hold. Any specimens associated with the above mentioned organisms would be very appropriate. The students are doing virtual journals and would compare and contrast the images they witnessed on the light microscope with those of the electron microscope. We are also creating electronic portfolios and I know that some of the students will be including this piece in those files. The students are 4th graders from Highland Elementary School of Stow, Ohio.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? My sister is a teacher and she sent the information to me.

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