This resource is perfect if you want something exciting for a project based learning unit. The rainforest is home to the most stunning and fascinating plants and animals, and this 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 in the rainforest and plants, and use creative thinking to explore ideas.
These activities are fun and engaging.
1. Why Teach Biomimicry
2. Getting Started Guide
3.How to Observe and Collect Information about the rainforest
4. Acrostic Parrot Poem
5. Things I love about Parrots.
6. Parrot Shape Poem
7. Red feathers
8. Clothes that never fade – Advert for Bunny Hats
9. Parrot Robo
10. Things I love about Toucans
11. Describe a Toucan
12.The beak of Toucan
13. The radiator – Toucan’s beak
14. Cassowaries – helmet
15. Make up words – Cassowaries
16. Design word challenge – Cassowary
17. Slow Loris – insect repellent and energy bar
18. Loris mask and smell communication
19. Draw leaf insects – Make a “Where’s the Leaf Insect?” book
20. Imagination challenge – Leaf Insect
21. Buttress roots – Architecture
22. Tall trees support each other – Design skyscrapers
23. Brazil nuts – I can open anything
24. Calla Lily’s flower – Explore spiral shapes
25. Lobster Claws – Insect catching machine
26. Write a rainforest discovery story
27. Observation cards
28. How to use biomimicry in the classroom – inspiration and ideas
29. Links to videos and information
30. Two 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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