Bugscope

Session 2003-058 with Edison Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Edison Middle School
School Homepage http://connect.to/teamjupiter
Location Champaign Illinois, USA
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science (life, general)
Grades Taught 6th
Number of Students 125

The Project

Project Title Comparative analysis of insect adaptations
Insects To Study Water beetles(various), terrestrial beetles (various), water boatman, dragonfly larvae, etc..
Project Description I would like to use bugscope to look at varous adaptations that aquatic insects (mouth parts, legs, body plan etc. and compare those to other insects. Pictures taken by other schools and our own will be used. Students will also be considering how these specific adaptations play a role in the insects survivability as well as prey capture and escape. The classes that will be participaing in bugscope are split nearly 50/50 male/female. 30%African American, 60%caucausian, 10%Asian. All students have equal access to all ther resources at the school and in the classroom. Students are grouped heterogeneously in their science classes. Since I am the building level coordinator for science I plan on sharing this with the other teachers in the building and district at science dept. meetings.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I have used it in previous years

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