Tag: Entomology


Friday, June 7th, 2019

Using principles of ecosystem interactions and buoyancy, students will design and 3D print real fishing lures that imitate the behaviors of aquatic insects.

Riparian Zone Replacement Design

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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 has been eroding.  They will develop a testable replacement riparian zone model based on their research and develop a real-world implementation based upon their designs.

Build a bug: Designing a Predator Insect

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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

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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