Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus
Session 2006-002



Name Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus
Web site http://www.wsu.edu
Location Richland, Washington, USA
Community National Lab (PNNL) saturated area, otherwise suburban
Type Extension campus


Subjects High school science, WSU Education classes
Grades T&L 521
Students 11


Title Teaching Teachers to Investigate Bugscope
Insects walking sticks, pill bugs, etc.
Description In this course, I would like to introduce preservice K-8 teachers to the BugScope website as a teaching tool. As of today, the course has a cohort of 11 students enrolled. They are graduate students that have about one year of schooling left before they enter the workforce as teachers, hopefully in the Washington area. This cohort is taking another science methods course concurrently so there is a chance that the samples we would want to look at are samples from their class. It is my intention to introduce this technology to all of the preservice science teachers at WSU, moving forward.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
As a recent graduate of UIUC, I attended the Open House at Beckman and talked to the scientists involved with the project.