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Abstracts from Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School 2011

Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School
1436 Lone Oak Road
Eagan, MN 55121

Year: 2011
Teacher(s): Susan Benjamin

Insect Engineers: Caddisflies

Grace B, Autumn L, Linda L

An engineer creates and tries things to see if they work. Caddisflies are engineers because they build their house for protection and to live in them. They build using a sticky gel from their mouth and minerals, rocks, leaves and small pieces of wood. We studied caddisflies to learn about the structure they build and their life cycle. With the help of Erin from the Bell Museum, we built a model of a caddisfly and its case.


Insect Engineers: Honeybees

Cameron H, Omar C, Mikayla T, Ashley N

An engineer is a person who invents things, discovers stuff and tests stuff.


Insect Engineers: Termites

Carter H, Jacob Y, Andres K, Kaylee R, Cameron S

An engineer is a human or animal that builds something using their creativity and understanding o


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