The desert biome inspires biomimicry innovation--or copying nature
. Six origami riddle cards unfold to reveal six real-world innovations inspired by adaptations in arid desert climates.
It's an extension of the six Biomimicry Discovery Cards featured in my Trait Mountain STEM Lesson Plans
--plus two additional computer interactives and the My Biomimicry Discovery Card template.
★★ View my Biomimicry Discovery Cards Demo
for a peek at what's inside. ★★
★★ View my Biomimicry Discovery Cards Assembly Tutorial
to learn how to assemble the cards. ★★
The kit includes these six infinite origami cards based on inventions inspired by desert biomes:
✿ Desert Beetles and Water Bottles
✿ Cartwheeling Spiders and Rough-Terrain Robots
✿ Locusts and Anti-Collision Systems
✿ Saguaro Cacti and Architecture
✿ Termites and Office Buildings
✿ Tumbleweed and Desert Robots
ALSO AVAILABLE IN A BUNDLE:
• Land Biomes Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit Bundle (36 cards/6 terrestrial biomes)
• Biomes Bundle: All Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kits Bundle (48 cards/8 biomes)
• Trait Mountain with All Land Biomes Biomimicry Discovery Card Kits (30 additional cards/5 additional biomes)
• Trait Mountain with All Biomes Biomimicry Discovery Card Kits: (42 additional cards/7 additional biomes)
✿ 6 PDF biomimicry card templates
✿ 1 biomimicry backstories computer interactive (and link to online version
✿ 1 What Am I? Game computer interactive (and link to online version
✿ PDF downloads
✿ Links to my Biomimicry Discovery Card YouTube tutorials and
✿ BONUS: My Biomimicry Discovery Card template and tutorial link (for students to make their own Biomimicry Discovery Card)
To create these templates you just need:
• a color printer
• paper cutter or exacto knife and sharp edge
• hot glue gun
MORE BIOMIMICRY DISCOVERY CARD BIOMES:
• Freshwater Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Grasslands Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Marine Waters Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Taiga Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Temperate Forest Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Tropical Rainforests Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
• Tundra Biome Biomimicry Discovery Cards Kit
OTHER DISCOVERY CARDS SERIES
• STEM Discovery Cards
★ ★ Inspire students with the potential of copying nature with Biomimicry Discovery Cards! ★ ★
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: This product gives the End User (purchaser) the right to use the lesson plans in their classroom. Please purchase one additional, discounted multi-seat license per classroom if sharing with additional classrooms or for school district use. Thank you!
All projects are aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). See preview file for lesson overview and standards alignment.
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