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Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit? This resource focuses on the study of bears. 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 bears and use creative thinking to explore ideas.


These activities are fun and engaging.


Feel inspired, Be Creative and Make Change.


Bears are extraordinary animals. Some bears climb trees others make a wide range of interesting noises. Use the observations and information to invent something fantastic.


1. Why Teach Biomimicry

2. Getting Started Guide

3. How to Observe and Collect Information about bears

4. Bears Are Can Have

5. Polar bears are fascinating because. . .

6. What if I was a polar bear? Invent something fluffy and warm inspired by the fur.

7. Feet like a polar bear. Use pictures as inspiration to invent something.

8. Invent a robo using polar bear as our inspiration.

9. What do grizzly bears eat?

10. Make a menu inspired by grizzly bears. Invent a glow that selects food. . .

11. Great at digging – design a gardening/farming tool or machine inspired by grizzly bears.

12. Sleeping grizzly bears. Invent a sleeping bag.

13. Giant Pandas are great because. . .

14. Glove or toy inspired by giant pandas.

15. Long Tongue – Sun Bears

16. Spectacled bear – Log peeling robo, Cool sunglasses

17.Sloth bear – Singing pavement

18. How to use biomimicry in the classroom – inspiration and ideas

19. Links to videos and information

20. Poster


Looking for a resource about frogs or mammals, reptiles & amphibians? Check out Project Based Learning: Frogs – STEAM, Biomimicry and Project based learning: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians – STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS


You may also like Project Based Learning: Mammal, Reptile & Amphibian Bundle, STEAM, Biomimicry


Reviews of other Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:

Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

“This 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

A very comprehensive, thorough, and unique resource to teach elementary students about biomimicry! An excellent addition to any biology unit!


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.


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’.

Product Format:

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


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