Bugscope

Session 2010-052 with Heights Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Heights Elementary School
School Homepage http://75.149.141.51/school/Heights/Heights/Welcome.html
Location Sharon MA, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Technology
Grades Taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Number of Students 600

The Project

Project Title Plant Pollinators
Insects To Study Honey Bee
Project Description All students in the Grade 4 classes complete a unit on plants. They study the life cycle of a Wisconsin fast plant from seed, artificially pollinating the flowers to produce seeds. To enhance their learning, students would examine an important pollinator under the electron microscope, the honeybee (both worker and drone). The microscope would give the students a close up view of the pollen baskets, proboscis, and hairy body parts of these insects lending an understanding of how uniquely these important pollinators are adapted to their environment. Discussions with experts in the field further augment the unit. Participation in Bugscope allows students an authentic learning opportunity that fits well with 21st century skill acquisition. Since we have five sections of grade 4, we are requesting 5 one hour sessions. We can manage two back to back sessions during the time period 12:30-2:30pm EST. We would like to schedule during the two week period from November 8-19. Bugscope is an important part of our Grade 4 science curriculum and we hope to continue the experience the coming school year!

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