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Activity Collection: 3D Modeling Bugs!

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Design +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Go through the character sketches and renders from the animated feature "Bugs!" and guess what personalities the characters portray based on pose, shape, and expression. Then, using scientific illustrations from the National Museum of Natural History as reference, create your very own insect character in the Sculptris software.


This is one of 5 activities used in the Lenovo Week of Service event.

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Hopper, A Bug's Life

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Phthiraptera

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Coleoptera

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Coleoptera

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Phthiraptera

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Tabanus unidentified

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Tabanus conius Philip, 1959

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Hemiptera

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Hemiptera

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

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