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Engineers often look to nature for inspiration when designing new inventions. For example, some robots built to explore the ocean are shaped like fish with fins that help them swim through the water. When trying to build a robot that can run fast, scientists copied the leg shape of a cheetah—the world’s fastest land animal. Suppose that you are an engineer who is designing a new type of robot. How might studying an animal help you to design it? Answer the questions below to plan how you could make a robot that has features similar to those of an animal in nature.
Basic programming concepts
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Computational thinking is a problem-solving process that is used in everyday life as well as computer programs. In this lesson, students apply their computational thinking skills to explore the life cycle of a butterfly. They'll create an algorithm, or set of instructions, to model the life cycle of a butterfly. They will write this algorithm using conditionals and then program it on a computer.
- Analyze the life cycle of a butterfly.
- Develop an algorithm that describes the cycle.
- Apply conditionals to an algorithm.
- Finish and test the algorithm of a computer program to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly.