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Looking for something exciting for Google Classroom? This project
based learning unit focuses on the study of dandelions. Students
will love using this interactive resource to study plants and use
creative thinking to explore ideas. To gain a deeper understanding of
the functions and strategies used by dandelions, 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 dandelions.

5. A dandelion has. . .

6. Dandelion parts.

7. Dandelion lifecycle.

8. Describe the different life stages.

9. Let Dandelions Grow. Weed or Useful Plant.

10. Interesting Dandelion Observations.

11. Interesting Dandelion Observations – Focus Fluffy Parachutes.

12. Movement.

13. Interesting Dandelion Flight.

14. Dandelion Seeds.

15. Describe the Seeds.

14. Describe how dandelion seeds can fly.

17. Solve a Problem.

18. Dandelion Stalk.

19. Design Challenge.

20. Make a Wish.

21. Random inspiration.

22. My ideas.

23. My invention.

24. What I have learned.

25. Cool ideas I have explored.

What do I receive?

This product is an online resource.

What do I need?

This
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?

This
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.

Questions?

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

“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.

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