Dive into the ocean for inspiration! This resource is perfect if you
want something exciting for a project-based learning unit. Enter the
fascinating world of seahorses, fish and whales. 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 sea life to design and solve problems.
for something exciting for an animal or sea life unit? An idea for a
sea animal project? These activities are fun and engaging.
Feel inspired, Be creative and Make Change.
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. What I know
3. How I know
4. A seahorse – has, can, is
5. Interesting things about seahorses. . .
6. Seahorse poem
7. What if I was a seahorse
8. Seahorse adventure
9. A coral – has, can, is
10. Coral house skyscraper
11. Describe a fish
12. Design a fish robo
13. Tired parrotfish
14. Fish cocoon tent
15. Acrostic poem – shark
16. Bumps on sharks
17. I love whales because. . .
18. Design challenge whales and manta rays
19. Sea cucumber – design a vacuum cleaner or. . .
19. Octopus dance – robo
20. Octopus skin – feel light
20. A jellyfish – has, can, is
21. Jellyfish city or robo
22. Nudibranch gallery
23. A seastar – has, is, can
24. What if you had several arms?
25. Design a robot with several arms
26. Write a story
27. Design Challenge – seastars
28. What I have learned
29. How to use biomimicry in the classroom.
30. Links and book tips
31. 3 posters
Looking for a resource about sea shells? Check out Sea Shells, Project Based Learning – STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS
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Project based learning: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians – STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS
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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.