Bugscope

Session 2008-014 with Walter Douglas Elementary

Application

The School

School Name Walter Douglas Elementary
School Homepage http://www.douglas.flowingwellsschools.org/
Location Tucson AZ, US
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science, Math, Reading
Grades Taught 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Number of Students 80

The Project

Project Title The Human Host and the parasites that love us!
Insects To Study lice, mosquito, kissing bug, tick, biting fly
Project Description The students in my Science Club would love to investigate the morphological characteristics of human parasites. We have chosen (and been lucky to get) several common human parasites. We would like to compare and contrast sensory organs, mouths, eyes and legs of these parasites to get a deeper understanding of how they have evolved to use us as food and host. We will talk about how a parasites lifestyle is so successful and ways to protect ourselves from these animals.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? NSTA magazine, online, participated two months ago.

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