|Project Description ||In our fifth grade curriculum, we are presently studying small animals and their aquatic, seashore and land habitats. We are also discussing the insects that these animals eat and would like to be able to see them better using the electron microscope.
In addition, insects from our area will be sent in to be viewed. We will be using small, low powered microscopes, in our classroom, but we would like to view them using the electron scanning microscope. It is important for us to be learning about the role that these insects play in our the environment.
The life cycle of the monarch butterfly was discussed this past fall when we raised the caterpillars and then tagged and released the butterflies before they migrated to Mexico.