Heights Elementary
Session 2011-106



Name Heights Elementary
Location Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public


Subjects Elementary - All Subjects
Grades 4th Grade
Students 20


Title Plants - Wisconsin Fast Plants
Insects honeybee (both worker and drone)
Description All students in the Grade 4 classes complete a unit on plants. They study the life cycle of a Wisconsin fast plant from seed, artificially pollinating the flowers to produce seeds. To enhance their learning, students would examine an important pollinator under the electron microscope, the honeybee (both worker and drone). The microscope would give the students a close up view of the pollen baskets, proboscis, and hairy body parts of these insects lending an understanding of how uniquely these important pollinators are adapted to their environment. Discussions with experts in the field further augment the unit. Participation in Bugscope allows students an authentic learning opportunity that fits well with 21st century skill acquisition.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
Maddy Shapiro, our technology instructor, shared Bugscope with us.