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        Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature

        Learn how filmmakers use the engineering design process to make animatronic spy cameras in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. The cameras are disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. The episode Meet the Spies highlights many of the criterion and constraints the filmmakers face while designing the spies, which can be further explored with the teaching tips in the support materials. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a camera carrier to observe animals in the wild.


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