Bugscope

Session 2011-148 with The Harley School

Application

The School

School Name The Harley School
School Homepage www.harleyschool.org
Location Monroe New York, United States
Community Suburban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught Middle School Science
Grades Taught 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Number of Students 34

The Project

Project Title Macroinvertebrates Up-(very)close
Insects To Study mayfly nymph, scud, water penny, aquatic isopod and sow bug
Project Description The focus of grade 5 environmental science is how organisms are adapted to their environments. In the fall we collect and examine the half dozen macroinvertebrates that are commonly found in our creek. We use dissecting scopes for our "close-ups", but it would be very exciting to really see them under a scanning scope. It would be especially useful to compare the aquatic isopod and the terrestrial sow bug. All of our explorations are laying the foundation for understanding the evidence for evolution.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Online as a link in an article by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Trail and Learning 2.0

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