This resource is perfect if you want something exciting for a project-based learning unit. Enter the fascinating world of insects – from grasshoppers to shimmering fireflies. The resource includes a lesson plan that will guide you through the process of using biomimicry and steam activities. The aim is to inspire students to ask questions, study animals to design toys and solve problems.
Looking for something exciting for an insect or animal unit?
An idea for an insect project?
These activities are fun and engaging.
Feel inspired, Be Creative and Make Change.
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. What we know and what we want to know
3. What I know about insects
4. Ways to find out about insects
5. I Love Dragonflies because. . .
6. How dragonfly and damselfly wings get their patterns
7. What if I was a dragonfly or a damselfly
8. Add extra to the ordinary! A dragonfly robot
9. Insect inspired Invention mind map
10. Things I Love about beetles and bugs
11. Acrostic poem
12. Color-in – bugs and beetles not tasty
13. Design Challenge— Ladybugs
14. Light Dance—Fireflies mind map
15. Random words – fireflies – cartoon
16. Imagination challenge – grasshopper – jumping machine
17. Design word challenge
18. Extra extra read all about it!
19. Praying mantis – build a machine that can grab things quickly
20. Gallery of Flies
21. Writing Challenge
22. Links and book tips
23. Biomimicry lapbook
24. 3 posters
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“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!”
“Used this for a Kindergarten STEAM club unit and it was a hit!”
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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