Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit? This resource focuses on the study of animals in the snow. This is a lesson plan that will guide you through the process of using biomimicry and steam activities to inspire students to ask questions, study nature and use creative thinking to explore ideas.
Animals do the most amazing things in the snow. Some of the things they do can be used to design cities and jumping robots.
These activities are fun and engaging.
The booklet contains the following animals:
Fox, Polar Bear, Squirrel, Arctic hare, Snowshoe hare, Ptarmigan Seal, Reindeer/Caribou
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. What I know about foxes
3. Ways to find out about foxes
4. Fox observations
5. Blending in with the white world
6. Invisibility challenge
7. Fox mousing robot
8. Squirrels have great paws
9. Snow digging machine
10. Warm snow city
11. Polar bears are fascinating
12. Feet like a polar bear
13. Picture inspiration – polar bear challenge
14. Ask the Arctic hare questions
15. Ask a Biomimicrist Talkshow
16. Super legs and feet
17. Design a Shoe kit
18. Acrostic poem
19. What if I was a Seal
20. Stiff hairs with good grip!
21. What if I was a seal? Invent a wet suit or a . . .
23. Whiskers – story writing
24. I am in awe of reindeer-caribou because. . .
25. Facts about reindeer-caribou
26. Chasing a thief challenge
26. Eyes that change color
27. Mind maps
28. What I have learned
29. Ptamigan Feather Test – How to use in the classroom
30. How to use mind maps in the classroom
31. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
32. Links and book tips
33. 2 posters