Bug Lady Ms. Johnstone Rules!

November 5

Rock Cycle – Study Jams

Click the link above to see a cool video about the rock cycle.

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Topography – The Shape of the Land

October 15

6th Grade – this is a good review of what we’ve learned about Topographic Maps so far.  Watch this to understand better.

Cellular Respiration

October 11

Cells, Cells! They’re Made of Organelles!

October 11

7TH GRADE: This is how we learn, and have fun! I have students that are seniors in High School and still remember the lyrics, which means they know the organelles.

Scalar, Vector, Displacement

October 10

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Next Generation Science Standards in Action

October 8

Making Food Webs – 6 Steps

June 1

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Food Chains & Food Webs

June 1

Summertime Reading, Aah!

July 19

New Periodic Table Song

October 27

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The earliest stage in the lifecycle of the Bug Lady has been traced to the Midwest in the early 1990s, where elementary students near the Illinois State University campus were presented with live insects from the ISU Entomology Lab by an inspired graduate student.

Wings unfurled, she expanded her range as Associate Director of Education for Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria. Bug Lady appeared frequently in school outreach and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, senior homes, and occasionally on the local news. In 2001, she served as President of the Peoria Academy of Sciences, reviving the Entomology section and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science.

She then migrated to the west coast, not unlike the Monarch butterfly, to bask in the California sun and tend to her newly hatched larva (baby Sophie). “In my mind and my heart, I’ve always been the Bug Lady, not so much for the knowledge I’ve acquired regarding insects, but more for the feeling that I’m in a constant state of metamorphosis – ever changing.”

Now, after a long diapause, the imago of Bug Lady has recently been sited in Alameda summer programs along with her assistant, Bug Gurl. She is taking flight in cyberspace to share her love of insects, science and life in general with enthusiasts of all ages.