Bugscope

Session 2009-117 with Amphitheater Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Amphitheater Middle School
School Homepage http://www.amphi.com/schools/ams/
Location Tucson AZ, US
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students 60

The Project

Project Title Qualitative comparison of insect and arachnid stingers, claws and fangs.
Insects To Study Various spiders, Solpugid sp., Digger wasp, Tarantula hawk, Antilion larva, scorpion
Project Description We would like to compare and contrast different insects and arachnid stingers, claws and fangs. Students will create Venn diagrams and short essays about the adaptive advantage of stingers, claws and fangs. They will analyze the differences and similarities in structure and function between and within family groups by later studying the photos of our Bugscope session. I will be integrating Bugscope into an Ecology unit. We study competition, limiting factors, carrying capacity, niches, food webs, human/nature conflicts and problems.

Miscellaneous

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