Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit?
This resource focuses on the study of woodland animals. 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 forest
animals and use creative thinking to explore ideas.
These activities are fun and engaging. And great brain workout!
1. Why Teach Biomimicry
2. Getting Started Guide
3. How to Observe and Collect Information about mammals & plants
4. What we know and what we want to know
5. What I know about woodland
6. A hedgehog has, can, is
7. I love hedgehogs because. . .
8. What if I was a hedgehog? – Protection Helmet
9. Terrific Noses
10. A porcupine has, can, is
11. Compare and contrast – venn diagram – spines, quills
12. A sharp idea
13. Biomimicry poem
14. Nutty Facts & Observations
15. Why does a squirrel flick its tail?
16. Quick squirrel ideas
17. Design challenge – words
18. Feather poem
19. I love birds because . . .
20. Bird’s Nest – little or low value
21. Design challenge – bird’s nest
22. What it feels like to use the invention – story writing
23. Fox dance
24. Invent a dancing robot, spy camera, or toy inspired by the eyes of the fox.
25. Doodling gallery
26. Helicopter seeds
27. Parachutes, fans, wind energy, spacecraft
28. What I learned
29. Explain the coolest idea
30. How to use biomimicry in the classroom – inspiration and ideas
31. Links to videos and information
32. Biomimicry Lapbook
Reviews of other Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:
Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry
“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!”
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 through 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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