Bird Adaptation Feet & Legs | Biomimicry Design Compatible with NGSS

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Asa Jomard - Think Dive
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Looking for an enjoyable and engaging animal adaptation resource? This unit focuses on the study of Birds' Feet & Legs and is Montessori-inspired. Your students will have a  great time learning about the feet and leg differences and using these differences to solve design challenges. Purchase this product now and watch your students grow in their understanding of animal adaptations while inspiring them to ask questions about the natural world.

There are cards with photos of different types of bird's feet that can be used to study feet such as swimming feet, perching feet, and climbing feet.

This resource has been prepared so that your students can use it on digital devices. I have selected suitable slides for you, you need to insert text boxes and you can also add instructions for your students.

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This awesome Bird package contains:

1. Introduction to biomimicry

2. Observation birds

3. Acrostic poem

4. Booby webbed feet

5. Make up a dance - invent a dancing robot or toy

6. Invent a toy or a swimming gear

7. Flamingos' legs and feet - furniture challenge

8. Robot that can walk in mud

9. Design a playground with a carousel inspired by parrots

10. Owl observations

11. Design a flying toy that can pick up things.

12. Story writing - boy or girl who can turn his or her toes around at will.

13. What if you could run like an ostrich?

14. Random Inspiration game

15. Cards with different types of feet

16. How can you use biomimicry in the classroom

17. Links and book tips

Looking for a resource about mammals?

Check out Mammals' Feet Legs | Biomimicry PBL Design Inspired by Nature

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Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

"This product is absolutely the favorite one I have purchased all fall! I love the information that is provided about bats - just enough to intrigue and encourage higher level thinking. There are graphic organizers, worksheets, and subtle suggestions to help young learners perform at their best! And best of all, it stretches their creativity! Thanks for such an amazing resource!"

Project based learning: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians - STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS

"Used this for a Kindergarten STEAM club unit and it was a hit!"

Why am I qualified to write these biomimicry resources? I was a member of BEN - Biomimicry Education Network - and a curator of educational resources at BEN. I am the author of the book Biomimicry with Theo & Tuva: Nature spotting inspires wild ideas. In 2015, I completed a course in Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I took part in the Biomimicry Design Challenge in 2021.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Examples of human problems that can be solved by mimicking plant or animal solutions could include designing clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking turtle shells, acorn shells, and animal scales; stabilizing structures by mimicking animal tails and roots on plants; keeping out intruders by mimicking thorns on branches and animal quills; and, detecting intruders by mimicking eyes and ears.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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