Manhattan School for Children
Session 2011-159



Name Manhattan School for Children
Web site http://www.mscnet.org
Location New York, New York, United States
Community Urban
Type Public


Subjects Environmental Science
Grades Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade
Students 650


Title IPM
Insects aphids and leafhoppers
Description My classroom is a hydroponic greenhouse in which we grow fruiting vine crops. The vine crops always have a lot of pests, especially a variety of aphids that are simply too small to see easily. We have pictures that children are supposed to use to match up the correct insect but it is extremely difficult. I would love for students to be able to get a closer look at the aphids in order to be able to distinguish them better with the naked eye. My students are dying to know more about the insects. Of the whole greenhouse, it is the most interesting topic to most of them. I want to help fuel their thirst to learn.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
I took an online class and the presenter kept mentioning you as a way to include more technology.