Through a series of adaptations, a new Super Insect has developed. You and your team of entomologists have discovered this Super Insect and you need to tell the world about it! Your job is to bring this new insect to life in a 3-D model. You will build a museum exhibit that shows the ecosystem in which this insect lives, and you will build the insect to put in that ecosystem. Be sure that as you design the insect to successfully live in the ecosystem you've chosen, that you also pay attention to the specialized abilities and body parts that your insect has. You will need to use the guiding papers to help you engineer your insect before you bring it to life. Once you have a plan, begin building your exhibit. As an engineer, you have the added challenge of developing the model of your insect with moving parts. If you can make the exhibit interactive for your visitor, that's even better.














Entomologist
An entomologist is a biological scientist who specializes in the study of insects.



Invertebrate

Thorax

Abdomen
The thorax is central part of insect body where the legs and wings attach.


The abdomen is the back section of an insect’s body.



Adaptation An adaptation is any physical or behavioral characteristic of an organism that helps it to survive in its environment.


Ecosystem

Receptors

Prototype

Biodiversity










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