Bugscope

Session 2010-141 with Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Application

The School

School Name Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
School Homepage www.houstonarboretum.org
Location Harris Texas, United States
Community Urban
Type Nonedu

The Class

Subjects Taught Science Natural History
Grades Taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Number of Students 120

The Project

Project Title MicroWorld
Insects To Study Not sure yet
Project Description I am a naturalist at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. We have a 10 week summer camp program with 5 different topics of which one of them this year is MicroWorlds. We actually have 3 classes -- 5 and 6 year olds, 7 and 8 year olds, and 9 to 12 year olds. We would set up Bugscope as a station that all three classes would be able to go through. We will be studing microscopy and using microscopes to look into soil and water as well as at insects, leaves, etc. It would be great to be able to actually see some of our abundant supply of bugs under such a magnification. The dates I listed are the two weeks of our summer camp. Even is we could get a date during the June week, we could at least look at the transcript for our second week.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I found Bugscope while looking for lessons for my Spring class on bugs.

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