Educator Guide: Down on the (Cricket) Farm
About this guide
The Science News article “Down on the (cricket) farm,” describes how a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is trying to scale up insect farming. If they can mix ancient herder–style insights about domesticating animals with computer-vision algorithms and robot design, insects might just become a widespread, economical and environmentally friendly food source in North America and Europe. This guide encourages students to assess their own views on insect eating, to explore the nutritional value of insects relative to snack food and to consider the challenges of insect farming, along with potential solutions.
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Step into the shoes of an insect farmer
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