Looking for something exciting for Google Classroom? This project
based learning unit focuses on the study of caterpillars. Students
will love using this interactive resource to study animals and use
creative thinking to explore ideas. To gain a deeper understanding of
the functions and strategies used by caterpillars, there are slides with
links to carefully selected videos.
1. Introduction to Biomimicry for teachers with an example of “an invention” inspired by dugongs and caterpillars.
2. What is Biomimicry?
3. A cool idea.
4. Facts about caterpillars.
5. A caterpillar can. . .
6. Interesting Caterpillar Observations.
7. Describe how a caterpillar move.
8. What amazing things can a caterpillar do?
9. Interesting strange caterpillars.
10. Gallery of Bristles, Spines & Heads with Horns.
11. Imagination challenge.
12. Design challenge – hard & soft.
13. Design word challenge.
14. Large fake eyes.
15. Measure the earth.
16. Caterpillars emerging from eggs.
17. Study butterfly eggs.
18. Study blue butterfly eggs.
19. Why is blue so rare?
20. I love Caterpillars because. . .
21. Random inspiration.
23. My ideas.
24. My invention.
25. What I have learned.
26. Cool ideas I have explored.
What do I receive?
This product is an online resource.
What do I need?
resource works great with laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks. If using
iPads, the Google Slides app will give you the best experience.
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.