Heights Elementary
Session 2011-133



Name Heights Elementary
Web site http://www.sharon.k12.ma.us
Location Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public


Subjects 4th grade--all subjects
Grades 4th Grade
Students 19


Title Plant Unit
Insects Bee and Pollination
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. Bugscope is an important part of our Grade 4 science curriculum and we hope to continue the experience the coming school year!


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about Bugscope?
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