Bugscope

Session 2006-044 with Saint Anselm

Application

The School

School Name Saint Anselm
School Homepage www.stanselmschool.com
Location San Anselmo California , USA
Community Suburban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught science
Grades Taught 5th
Number of Students 30

The Project

Project Title Marvellous Magnification
Insects To Study Local specimens collected by students.
Project Description In the 5th Grade the students learn about different methods of magnification including compound and electron microscopes. They are fascinated by the images produced by the scanning electron microscope. This year the school has purchased new laptops for the students, a portable computer cart and airport access to the Internet. The Bugscope Project would be a perfect way to integrate this new technology into my classes while providing the students with an exciting science experience. Being able to view EM images of their specimens using remote control would be a terrific lesson. The 5th Grade class is composed of 19 girls and 11 boys. All are caucasian except for one mixed filipino student. The school would share information about our Bugscope experience with parents and the community using the school website and the weekly school newsletter.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? By looking on the Internet for activities related to microscopes.

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