Session 2007-067 with Hales Corners Lutheran Middle School


The School

School Name Hales Corners Lutheran Middle School
School Homepage www.hclschools.org
Community Suburban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught Science
Grades Taught 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Number of Students 164

The Project

Project Title Integration of Entomology and Microscopy
Insects To Study varied
Project Description As a culminating activity for our unit on Entomology, I would like to use Bugscope to give students a completely different view of the insects that we have been studying for the last two weeks. Prior to the unit on insects, my seventh grade students have had an extensive unit on microscopes. We then went into classification of living organisms and went further into detail with arthropods and insects in particular. We have studied the complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects, the orders of insects, and students collected insects to classify into the correct order. Bugscope would be a wonderful way for them to see the insects we have been studying in an entirely new and fascinating way. It would also be a wonderful way to integrate what they have learned about microscopes as well.


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