Flowing Wells Junior High
Session 2010-081



Name Flowing Wells Junior High
Web site http://www.fwjh.flowingwellsschools.org/
Location Tucson, AZ, US
Community Urban
Type Public


Subjects Science
Grades 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Students 70


Title Compare and Contrast the structure and function of insect and arachnid bodies relative to their habitat and niche.
Insects Spiders, ticks, beetles, moths, butterflies, mantis, antlion
Description I use Bugscope to practice scientific inquiry with the students and to teach about habitats, adaptations and niches by comparing arthropods and thinking about the function of their structures and how they help the animal to survive. Students complete an "experiment" based on the pictures we capture using the microscope. Students collect insects that will help them answer a question of their choosing about arthropods. These concepts are integrated into an Ecology unit.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
I have been a long time participant (since 2005) but originally heard about you through a National science teacher association article.