Session 2005-051 with Old Trail School


The School

School Name Old Trail School
School Homepage www.oldtrail.org
Location Bath Ohio, USA
Community Suburban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught science
Grades Taught first
Number of Students 54 in three classes

The Project

Project Title
Insects To Study walking sticks, tarantula
Project Description Our first grade classes have been studying insects and spiders. We have been doing a comparitive study classifying specimens into these two groups based on anatomical features, i.e. number of body parts, legs, eyes, antennae, wings, etc. Students began this study collecting live specimens from around the school grounds for identification and classification. To compare insect and spider anatomy students participated in several activities including microscope observations, dissections, charting, games and songs. We recently adopted tarantulas fpr our three first grade classrooms combining our study of animals with our biome of study-- the desert. Participation in the bugscope project would be a wonderful conclusion to our study as we move our focus to winter birds of Ohio. Our school is a Pre-8 school. Our science staff plans to make this a school wide experience.


Where did you hear about Bugscope? Our school librarian

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