Looking for something exciting for Google Classroom? This project
based learning unit is inspired by the popular “Write the Room”. The
idea behind Invent the Room is to provide students with opportunities to
explore the objects in the room from a sustainability and biomimicry
perspective. To gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, there
are slides with links to carefully selected videos.
the Room is perfect for science centers where students can work
together to explore the classroom. Great for Back to School.
1. Introduction to Biomimicry for teachers with examples of “inventions” that solves a problem.
2. What is Biomimicry?
3. A cool idea.
4. Making things – Who makes more things – humans or nature?
5. How does Nature make things? What can we learn from Nature?
6. Life Cycle Analysis – Sustainability.
7. Life Cycle Analysis Sustainability is Important.
8. Life Cycle Analysis – Disposal – How are classroom objects recycled and disposed of?
9. Life Cycle Analysis – Choose your own object
10. Redesign an Object.
12. My Design.
13. Inspired by Nature
13. Solve a Problem – Design a smart and sustainable room.
14. What I have learned.
15. Cool ideas I have explored.
What do I receive?
This product is an online resource – 26 slides. Included are two biomimicry resources, PDF-Files, that can provide inspiration.
What do I need?
resource works great with laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks. If
using iPads, the Google Slides app will give you the best
How do I use?
paperless resource can be used independently, with partners, in
small groups, and even whole group as a class lesson. It can be used
in Science Centers.
If you have any questions or issues with this resource, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
I will be happy to try to help you!
IMPORTANT: These are digital resources, so please only purchase this resource if you have the capabilities in your classroom to use it. You need resources such as computers, laptops, or tablets, Internet access, and a Google account.
Reviews of other Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:
Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry
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, Insects, Lapbook – STEAM, Biomimicry
very comprehensive, thorough, and unique resource to teach
elementary students about biomimicry! An excellent addition to any
Why am I qualified to write these biomimicry resources? I
am 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.
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