Tag: 3D Printing

Animal Architects

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

This unit takes biological phenomena such as transpiration of plants, laws of thermodynamics, animal behavior and regulation of body temperature, to create innovative, eco-friendly housing and landscape designs. This unit specifically focuses on the need for sustainable development by implementing biomimicry into landscape/housing designs. Students are tasked to use their knowledge of the aforementioned topics to create a blueprint of a new, ‘better’ house.

Bug RVs: Build a Better Bug Box

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Biology students study insects and design a box for collecting insects. This design is done in collaboration with engineering students who 3D print the final product. These bug boxes are later used by elementary students to collect insects in the school’s nature area.

Animal Armor

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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. 

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