Bugscope

Session 2007-025 with Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School

Application

The School

School Name Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School
School Homepage http://www.eicsd.K12.ny.us/schools/LP/index.asp
Location Rochester New York, USA
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught all
Grades Taught 5
Number of Students 125

The Project

Project Title Ecosystems
Insects To Study
Project Description Our fifth graders work on a science unit called Ecosystems. Students use 3 - 2 liter plastic soda bottles and create an aquatic area, in the bottom bottle, and a terrarium area, in the top bottle. The students add gravel, water, aquatic plants, a fish and a snail to their aquarium and gravel, soil, seeds, and water to the terrarium. Once the plants begin to grow, a cricket and a pill bug are added to the terrarium. Our classes are 50/50 in terms of gender. We have a diverse student population. My class enjoyed Bugscope. My colleagues would like to have their students have the opportunity to participate too. I have invited a friend of mine to help us. He is an entomologist and I am sure that he will be able to explain much more to everyone than I can. He is really looking forward to doing this.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I review articles for Science and Children magazine for NSTA and I read an article about it.

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