Animals in Snow - STEAM - Biomimicry for Young Children -

Animals do the most amazing things in the snow. Some of the things they do can be used to design cities and jumping robots.

Lessons about biomimicry require a brave approach to teaching since there is a move away from an approach where teachers are asking questions and looking for quick answers. Instead young learners are given an opportunity to shape and explore their own ideas. Biomimicry and bioinspiration are constantly evolving and new ideas are explored to solve problems and designing innovations.

The booklet contains the following animals

Fox, Polar Bear, Squirrel, Arctic hare, Snowshoe hare, Ptarmigan Seal, Reindeer

  1. Introduction to biomimicry

  2. What I know about foxes

  3. Ways to find out about foxes

  4. Fox observations

  5. Blending in with the white world

  6. Invisibility challenge

  7. Fox mousing robot

  8. Squirrels have great paws

  9. Snow digging machine

  10. Warm snow city

  11. Polar bears are fascinating

  12. Feet like a polar bear

  13. Picture inspiration - polar bear challenge

  14. Ask the Arctic hare questions

  15. Ask a Biomimicrist Talkshow

  16. Super legs and feet

  17. Design a Shoe kit

  18. Acrostic poem

  19. What if I was a Seal

  20. Stiff hairs with good grip!

  21. What if I was a seal? Invent a wet suit or a . . .

  22. Whiskers

  23. Whiskers - story writing

  24. I am in awe of reindeer because. . .

  25. Facts about reindeer

  26. Chasing a thief challenge

  27. Eyes that change color

  28. Mind maps

  29. What I have learned

  30. Ptamigan Feather Test - How to use in the classroom

  31. How to use mind maps in the classroom

  32. How to use biomimicry in the classroom

  33. Links and book tips



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Updated: Sep 18, 2019


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