Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit? This resource focuses on the study of animals in spring. This is a lesson plan that will guide you through…
Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit?
This unit focuses on the study of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
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 use creative thinking to explore ideas.
These activities are fun and engaging. And great brain workout!
is an exciting way to inspire young children to be creative, curious
and to observe the world. The projects are intended to inspire a playful
and creative approach towards problem-solving.
1. Why Teach Biomimicry
2. Getting Started Guide
3. How to Observe and Collect Information about mammals
4. Describe a mammal
5. What can the animal do?
6. I am awe
7. Acrostic Poem
8. Make drawing or sculpture
9. I Love elephants
10. Random inspiration to design something using elephants
11. The elephant t-shirt
12. Bats as inspiration to invent something exciting – write a story
13. Imagination challenge – design a super-fast boat
14. Word animal
15. Use word animal to get ideas
16. How to observe and collect Information about Reptiles and Amphibians
17. Describe a reptile or amphibian
18. Things I love about frogs
19. Acrostic poem
20. Make a detailed drawing
21. Use random pictures to design
22. Imagine that you are a gecko
23. Design challenge
24. Words that rhyme with frog
25. Use rhyme words for inspiration for innovations
26. How to use biomimicry in the classroom – inspiration and ideas
27. Links to videos and information
28. Two posters
Looking for a resource about frogs or bears? Check out Project Based Learning: Frogs – STEAM, Biomimicry and Project Based Learning: Bears – STEAM, Biomimicry
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
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 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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