CSU - East Bay
Session 2013-109



Name CSU - East Bay
Web site http://csueastbay.edu
Location Alameda County, California, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public


Subjects Preservice Elementary teachers
Grades Other
Students 30


Title Using Bugscope as an Inquiry Tool
Insects spiders, ants, flies
Description Preservice teachers will examine bees, flies and spiders to compare and contrast these specific insects' structures and functions. The session will model the authentic use of a scientific tool (ESEM) to stimulate inquiry in the elementary classroom. We will make connections to CA state science standards and to Next Generation Science Standards. Bugscope is also useful for applications to art and math lessons. We will tie the information to FOSS insect unit (Lawrence Hall of Science) and to other literature on insects. We always end by reading an excerpt from Amy Stewart's book, Wicked Bugs


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