Bugscope

Session 2009-154 with Horizon Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Horizon Elementary School
School Homepage http://www.theclasslist.com/sysfiles/School/student/login.cfm?school_id=277
Location Pewaukee WI, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught All
Grades Taught 6th Grade
Number of Students 26

The Project

Project Title River Insects
Insects To Study Various insects found around the Pewaukee River and in near by neighborhood
Project Description Students will be collecting insects from the Pewaukee River area, a river in which they have been doing river clean-up and learning about the lifesystems that are part of it. We want our students to see the river from a completely new angle which will help them respect the river to a new degree. We are doing this as part of a compliation of the student's knowledge, talking about not only the ecosystem and the river, but also of the food chain and how we are all interconnected. On a side note, while there are 26 students in my classroom, another classroom will be hopefully joining us to watch and participate. So there shall be about 50 kids in the classroom while the session is in progress.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Michelle Korb, a professor of mine at Marquette University, first showed me BugScope while I was studying to be a teacher. Now, in my first year of teaching, she has been very helpful in encouraging me to pass down the BugScope experience to my own students.

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