Bugscope

Session 2014-077 with Winchester Thurston

Application

The School

School Name Winchester Thurston
School Homepage www.winchesterthurston.org
Location Allegheny County Pennsylvania, United States
Community Urban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught MS Science
Grades Taught 6th Grade
Number of Students 37

The Project

Project Title Insect Adaptations
Insects To Study specimens collected locally
Project Description We use Bugscope as part of our Insect Unit in which we study the characteristics of insects, ecology, and classification. We are most interested in learning about insect anatomy and also adaptations that insects have to better equip them to survive in different ecological niches. I also reference the Bugscope experience in our Chemistry unit when we talk about atoms. Specifically, we learn about how the SEM works.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Initially from Science Scope I think, but we have been participating for years.

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