Bugscope

Session 2013-064 with Chadwick International

Application

The School

School Name Chadwick International
School Homepage http://www.chadwickinternational.org/page.cfm?p=1
Location
Community Urban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught Science
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students 67

The Project

Project Title Bugscope Project
Insects To Study Spider, lady bug, butterfly, weevil, beetle, dragonfly, praying mantis, honey bee, earwig
Project Description Students learn about ecological feeding relationships, habitats and the niche concept. Students explore the movement of energy in ecosystems. Students collect one bug that they analyze, research and name using standard techniques. They then write up their findings in a formal report which identifies the bug's place in the ecosystem, their role and importance in the food web. We also use Bugscope photos for practicing observations and inferences as well as getting ideas for engineering and construction projects later in the year.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I have been a long time participant since 2006. I first heard about in the NSTA magazine and now I tell everyone I know how cool it is.

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