Bug Lady Ms. Johnstone Rules!


January 29

This is a fun lab!  Click the link below the dragon – enjoy!




Moisaic Tiles – Visual Arts

January 27

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Meiosis Video to Watch

January 17

Study Guide for January 22nd Quiz – Click Here!

Mitosis and Meiosis Animation

January 12

This is a really helpful website – play around with both the mitosis and meiosis animations


Cell Reproduction – Mitosis and Meiosis

January 2

Links for Webquest on Mitosis

December 16


Please go to these websites and answer the questions:

1.)            – Go to www.brainpop.com

2.)           Watch one of these movies to see a real cell going through mitosis!




3.)           Watch this AWESOME cell mitosis animation!


4.)           Play the Mitosis game!! YAY!


–       Click on the cells while you wait, watch them divide!

–       Click on Enter when you are ready, and use the arrows to read the story and play the mitosis game!!


Model Cells – Life Science

December 1

We made these cell models with Crayola Model Magic, building the cell from the nucleus out to the cell membrane, and with the understanding of what a cross section is. In other words, from a 3D perspective. Every 7th grader made one with the learning target of 5 identifiable features. I think they hit the mark! Can you tell which ones are plant cells?

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Cellular Respiration

December 1


November 18

This one is pretty cool, too!

November 9

A big shout out to my pal Julian for turning me on to Mr. Parr science videos!

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The earliest stage in the lifecycle of the Bug Lady has been traced to the Midwest, 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. “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.