This is an integrated lesson to be used in Physical Science and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class.  The focus is on how to produce lift with flapping wings, investigating butterflies, ornithopters and finishing in the creation of a 3-d printed wing
The students will research what makes a good predator to design and 3D print a prototype of the ideal predatory insect.
Students study different types of arthropods and design 3D printed body armor for stuffed animals based on exoskeletons.  Students will present the 3D product with a tri-fold at the student art show. 
The students will explore the causes and effects of erosion and how a healthy riparian zone can work. They will test water health based on the aquatic insects they find and compare their water health findings to how the waterway

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, award # DRL – 2148781 (Purdue University) / 2148782 (University of Hawaii). Any opinions, and findings expressed in this material are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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