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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 myBiomimicry Discovery Cards Demo for a peek at what's inside. ★★
★★ View myBiomimicry 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 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:
OTHER DISCOVERY CARDS SERIES
★ ★ Inspire students with the potential of copying nature with Biomimicry Discovery Cards! ★ ★
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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.
Keywords: biomimicry, inventions, origami, STEAM, STEM, NGSS 1-LS3-1, NGSS 1.LS3.1, NGSS 1-LS1-2, NGSS 1.LS1.2, NGSS 1-LS1-1, NGSS 1.LS1.1. desert, arid, sahara, sonoran, namibia, jordan,, morroco, engineering