The Harley School
Session 2011-148



Name The Harley School
Web site http://www.harleyschool.org
Location Monroe, New York, United States
Community Suburban
Type Private


Subjects Middle School Science
Grades 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Students 34


Title Macroinvertebrates Up-(very)close
Insects mayfly nymph, scud, water penny, aquatic isopod and sow bug
Description The focus of grade 5 environmental science is how organisms are adapted to their environments. In the fall we collect and examine the half dozen macroinvertebrates that are commonly found in our creek. We use dissecting scopes for our "close-ups", but it would be very exciting to really see them under a scanning scope. It would be especially useful to compare the aquatic isopod and the terrestrial sow bug. All of our explorations are laying the foundation for understanding the evidence for evolution.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
Online as a link in an article by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Trail and Learning 2.0