Session 2008-140 with Brenham Middle School


The School

School Name Brenham Middle School
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Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught science
Grades Taught 5th Grade
Number of Students 21

The Project

Project Title Life in Dead Logs/Zwahr
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Project Description We will be collecting and classifying the insects which are found naturally in decaying wood. The wood will be collected from a ranch along the Brazos River bottom in southeast Texas. We will use rearing containers to collect the insects over a period of 4 - 6 weeks. After collecting, we will classify and identify each insect and discuss the importance of its roll as a decomposer and contributor to the nitrogen cycle. Through Bugscope, we would focus on the insect's unique features and adaptations which allot it to decompose each rotting log.


Where did you hear about Bugscope? Science and Children magazine

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