Finley-Oates Elementary
Session 2013-105



Name Finley-Oates Elementary
Web site http://www.bonhamisd.org/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=24&linkid=nav-menu-container-1-92566
Location Fannin, Texas, United States
Community Rural
Type Public


Subjects Gifted and Talented
Grades Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Students 12


Title Bug Trackers
Description This session would be aimed at elementary GT students. At this age, students have a keen interest in science, and the idea of exposing rural youth to high-tech science equipment is very exciting. The plan is to begin a unit on environmental science/biology. During this unit, we would preteach objectives relating to our Bugscope session. We wold collect our own specimens, as well, and use traditional microscopes to examine them. This would give students a reference for the later bug scope session. In addition, we would like to use the Bug Trackers project to integrate and reinforce STEM concepts. By teaching students to hypothesize, collect data, and revise their theories, you are teaching them to not only be good scientists but also to be thoughtful and reflective thinkers.


Where did you hear
about Bugscope?
I have had this idea bookmarked for years, but this is the first time I am in a position to use it! I think that I originally heard about it at a technology conference.