John Muir Elementary
Session 2011-092



Name John Muir Elementary
Web site http://www.cupertino.k12.ca.us/johnmuir.www/
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public


Subjects multi-subjects
Grades 3rd Grade
Students 32


Title Adaptations
Insects centipede, grasshopper, ladybug, black spider?, earthworm?, glow worm?, silkworm?
Description The Bugscope will help us in many curricula areas, including developing scientific research skills, and developing reading and writing skills. We will read James and the Giant Peach. The characters are insects, spiders, and worms. My students will research the insects, etc., to write expository paragraphs about them. Then they will compare and contrast the actual creatures with the anthropomorphic insects in the story and write another paragraph. The Bugscope will help the students gain a greater knowledge about the insects. Also, the students will take notes and draw pictures of what they see. I want the students to focus on what adaptations help each creature survive. This ties in with our science unit on "The Structures of Life." Access to the Bugscope will energize the students and enthusiasm leads to greater learning.


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