Bugscope

Session 2008-019 with Sutherland Elementary

Application

The School

School Name Sutherland Elementary
School Homepage http://www.sutherland-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us/
Location Palm Harbor FL, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science, math, social studies, language arts
Grades Taught 4th Grade
Number of Students 18

The Project

Project Title Before the Butterfly
Insects To Study shed caterpillar skin
Project Description I am a preservice teacher in my final internship. I have taken over teaching science in the classroom. Our students just yesterday watched a caterpillar turn into a chrysalis. They noticed the shed skin at the bottom of the jar, and wanted to take a closer look at it. I thought it would be a great thing for them to see (the monarch skin has antenna skin still attached). I will also be able to include multiple skin samples from painted lady and monarch butterflies if necessary (I don't know which one would be best under the microscope). Our class will begin their unit on butterflies (habitats, food/host plants, life cycle, etc) on 3/12/08.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? My Teaching Elementary Science professor at the University of South FL.

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