ERIC Number: EJ722748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 2
Cockroaches in the Classroom
Wagler, Ron; Moseley, Christine
Science Scope, v28 n6 p34-37 Mar 2005
The Madagascar hissing cockroach (MHC) provides an excellent avenue to introduce students to the joys of inquiry-centered learning. MHC's are relatively tame, produce little odor, do not bite, and are easy to handle and breed. Because of these characteristics, they are ideal for classroom activities, science projects, and as pets. They also help reduce fears and misunderstandings about insects. This article describes the basic biology of the MHC, how to set up and care for a classroom colony, and a list of suggested inquiry-centered classroom activities that teachers and their students will find both educational and fun!
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Entomology, Class Activities, Science Projects, Science Education, Inquiry
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Madagascar