Bugscope

Session 2012-100 with Jordan Bank Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Jordan Bank Elementary School
School Homepage http://www.oxford.k12.pa.us/jbs/index.html
Location Chester Pennsylvania, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught reading, writing, science, social studies, math, social skills
Grades Taught Kindergarten
Number of Students 23

The Project

Project Title Jordan Bank Science - Animals Two by Two
Insects To Study Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs
Project Description We use 3 units of the Foss science program for Kindergarten. One of our units is Animals Two by Two. This unit includes several lessons on Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs. In the lessons, the students are presented with a diagram of the bugs where many of the key parts are labeled. We also lead them through lessons on similarities and differences between the two bugs. Bugscope would be PERFECT for showing the students much greater detail on the structure of the two bugs helping them to better understand similarities and differences. Further, the detail on the structure might help them understand behaviors of the bugs. As you say on your website, the "WOW" factor alone for kindergarteners is reason enough to look at these critters via an SEM!!!!

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? My friend, Patrick Mather, a professor and director of the Biomaterials Institute at Syracuse University, sent me a link to your website.

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