Build a bug: Designing a Predator Insect

Lesson Plans

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Lesson Overview:

The students will research what makes a good predator to design and 3D print a prototype of the ideal predatory insect.


Age Level or Subject:

  • Grades 9-12

  • Engineering and/or Science courses


Unit Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Observe biological processes and organism as a source of design inspiration.

  • Form hypotheses about using predator insects to control undesirable insect populations.

  • Create a decision matrix to select the best features that meet the need of the client.

  • Predict rate of predator insect to undesirable insect eradication.

  • Create a prototype using 3D printer displaying features of the designed predator insect.


Full Lesson Plan




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