Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit?
This resource focuses on the study of puffins as well as bioflourescence
and bioluminescence. 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 nature and use creative thinking to
These activities are fun and engaging.
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. What I know about puffins
3. Interesting observations about Puffins and cool ideas
4. Amazing Beak – glowing
5. Amazing Beak – Multiple smaller fish
6. Puffin with fish in its beak
7. Design Challenge – Puffins
8. Bioflourescence or Bioluminescence
9. Bioflourescent signs of Alien Life & innovations
11. What have I learnt
12. How to use mind maps in the classroom
14. Links and book tips
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: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians – STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS
“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.
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’.