Montessori inspired booklet using tails as inspiration for new ideas. There are cards with photos of different types of tails that can be used to study tails such as long tails, short tails, holding tails.
Lessons about biomimicry require a brave approach to teaching since there is a move away from an approach where teachers are asking questions and looking for quick answers. Instead young learners are given an opportunity to shape and explore their own ideas. Biomimicry and bioinspiration are constantly evolving and new ideas are explored to solve problems and designing innovations.
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. Animal observations
3. Acrostic poem
4. Tail gallery
5. Long tail lemur poem
6. What if I had a long tail like the lemur?
7. Lemur tail innovation challenge
8. Invent a gliding suit or a robot inspired by sugar gliders.
9. Bird conversation about tails
10. Design a dress-up costume or dress inspired by a beautiful long bird tail
11. Jerboa’s tail design challenge
12. Imagine that you are a doctor or vet and you are thinking about an innovation inspired by lizards.
13. Write an exciting and funny story about a pig with a very short curly tail
14. Invent a new sport inspired by short tails
15. Compare holding tails
16. Superpower x-ray vision challenge
17. Shape poems
18. Holding tails poem
17. What if I was a seahorse? Invent a mobile phone. . .
18. What if I was a chameleon? Invent an energy bar. . .
19. What if I was a monkey? Invent a friend that you never loose. . .
20. Wagging dogs' tails - comic strip
21. Random pictures design challenge
22. Random biomimicry game
23. Cards with different tails
24. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
25. Links and book tips
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