Bugscope

Session 2010-056 with Harlem Educational Activities Fund

Application

The School

School Name Harlem Educational Activities Fund
School Homepage www.heaf.org
Location New York NY, US
Community Urban
Type Nonedu

The Class

Subjects Taught Entomology, Ecology, Biology
Grades Taught 8th Grade
Number of Students 20

The Project

Project Title A Bug's Life
Insects To Study < LEFT BLANK >
Project Description Students will study the scientific areas of entomology, genetics, ecology and biology in a class designed to explore how insects survive in the harshest environments and how certain adaptations would allow insects to survive even cataclysmic events on the planet. First, students will study, dissect, write about and draw insect species. They will learn Latin names, and the structure and function of the parts of insects’ bodies. On excursions, students will see and study various species and consider which aspects of the different species function best in their natural environments as well as what adaptations would be needed to survive a specific earth change such as global temperature increase or decrease. Utilizing what they have learned about bugs’ bodies and the environment, groups of 4-5 students will create a model of a new super-bug, and write a short science fiction story demonstrating their understanding of how a their bug’s structure makes it the most likely to survive in a particularly harsh environment.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Internet search for entomology resources

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