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Are you looking for something a little bit special for a unit about
Australia and New Zealand? 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 animals and plants and use creative
thinking to explore ideas. You’ll be amazed at how engaging it is to
use a biomimicry approach with young students. Their creativity and
solutions are often surprising and fascinating.

The package
contains the following animals and plants: koala, platypus,
kookaburra, kiwi, kiwifruit, New Zealand fur seal/ kekeno, yellow-eyed
penguin.

Contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions, thanks.


This engaging Biomimicry Resource contains

1. Introduction to biomimicry

2. What I know about Animals &Plants

3. Ways to find out about Animals & Plants

4. A koala has, can, is and draw a paw

5. Interesting things about koalas. . . Koala inspired reading or a relaxing nook

6. Design Challenge – soft and Slow Koalas

7. Banksia

8. Banksia House

9. Design challenge flowers

10. Platypus poem

11. Platypus interesting observations

12. Use random inspiration and platypuses to design something new

13. Merry, merry king of the bush – Kookaburra toys

14. Kiwi’s Beak & Feathers

15. Design Challenge Kiwi Beak

16. Kiwi’s magic beak – story writing

17. Rainproof house or coat

18. Kiwi Fruit Pattern

19. Kiwi design challenge

20. Kiwi juice packages

21. Yellow-eyed penguin – shoes

22. Butterfly rain challenge

23. Doodling

24. What I have learned

25. How to use biomimicry in the classroom

26. Links and book tips

27. 1 poster

Reviews of other Think Dive – Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:

Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

This product 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: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians – STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS

“Used this for a Kindergarten STEAM club unit and it was a hit!”

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.

Product Format:


This download is a PDF and is formatted in US Letter size. If you would
prefer an alternate sizing, A4 size or spelling (colour vs color etc.),
please leave me a note in the ‘ask a question section of my store’.