Bugscope

Session 2012-126 with Haw Creek Elementary

Application

The School

School Name Haw Creek Elementary
School Homepage www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/Domain/583
Location Buncombe North Carolina, United States
Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught after school science club
Grades Taught 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Number of Students 30

The Project

Project Title Looking at little things in a big way
Insects To Study lice, ticks, mites, fruitflies
Project Description I am a scientist-parent who is starting an afterschool science club for 4th and 5th graders. We are not integrating Bugscope with a class, but instead we are hoping to generate enthusiasm for science. We will have another session on satellite remote sensing and hope to compare and contrast these images and imaging techniques. Do you have any of these specimens (they would be hard to collect at this time of year)--lice, ticks, orabatid mites, astigmatid mite, earwigs with mites, leafhoppers with brochosomes, flea, weevil mouthparts, scales on butterfly, morpho butterfly (structural color), southern pine beetle, scolex of tapeworm, drosophila (esp one with deformity), even integrated circuit, etc.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Heard about Bugscope from Science magazine article in 2011

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