North Fayette Community Schools
Session 2005-012



Name North Fayette Community Schools
Web site http://n-fayette.k12.ia.us
Location West Union, Iowa, USA
Community Rural
Type Public


Subjects Talented and Gifted
Grades 5
Students 60


Title A Close-Up of My House Bugs
Insects bug body parts
Description There are several levels of usage of this Bugscope opportunity. First of all, the individual studying the microscope will have an excellent chance to see his bugs with higher resolution than we can generate with our existing classroom microscopes. Second, he will share his findings with his TAGmates in the gifted classroom. That classroom includes 10 children in 5th grade, made up of 5 girls and 5 boys from a midwestern rural setting, one Asian and 9 Caucasian students. Thirdly, if scheduling permits, his project time will be shared with his regular classroom of 20 students, primarily Caucasian, and then with the entire 5th grade, which is 60 students, primarily Caucasian and including 1 Black American and 2 Asian American students. The goal of the gifted program is not only to challenge the students appropriately, but also to find appropriate audiences. Sharing what we learn, especially if it is unique, is something we think all kids should have access to.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
TEacher read about it in a magazine, brought the website to the student studying microscopes for independent study.