Woodland Animals & Plants | Biomimicry Design Nature Compatible with NGSS

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Can you invent something using porcupine as inspiration? With many interesting facts and creative thinking prompts, the included information will help you introduce hours of engaging science activities about the woodland to your students. Learning about woodland animals & plants with a biomimicry lens will provide inspiration for creative thinking that can lead to wonderful and exciting ideas and insights. 

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 engaging Woodland package contains:

1. Why Teach Biomimicry

2. Getting Started Guide

3. How to Observe and Collect Information about mammals & plants

4. What we know and what we want to know

5. What I know about woodland

6. A hedgehog has, can, is

7. I love hedgehogs because. . .

8. What if I was a hedgehog? - Protection Helmet

9. Terrific Noses

10. A porcupine has, can, is

11. Compare and contrast - venn diagram - spines, quills

12. A sharp idea

13. Biomimicry poem

14. Nutty Facts & Observations

15. Why does a squirrel flick its tail?

16. Quick squirrel ideas

17. Design challenge - words

18. Feather poem

19. I love birds because . . .

20. Bird’s Nest - little or low value

21. Design challenge - bird's nest

22. What it feels like to use the invention - story writing

23. Fox dance

24. Invent a dancing robot, spy camera, or toy inspired by the eyes of the fox.

25. Doodling gallery

26. Helicopter seeds

27. Parachutes, fans, wind energy, spacecraft

28. What I learned

29. Explain the coolest idea

30. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - inspiration and ideas

31. Links to videos and information

32. Biomimicry Lapbook

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Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

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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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