Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians  - STEAM - Biomimicry for Young Children - UK

Biomimicry is an exciting way to inspire young children to be creative, curious and to observe the world. The projects are intended to inspire a playful and creative approach towards problem solving.

Children come to understand how animals and plants can be used as a platform upon which ideas and inventions can be developed. Biomimicry bridges the boundaries traditionally found in education and provides young children with an opportunity to mix art, literature and science with an innovative approach.

This topic also provides an opportunity to bring the learning outdoors – observing, listening and smelling are vital factors to build a foundation upon which ideas inspired by nature can be explored.

1. Why Teach Biomimicry
2. Getting Started Guide
3.How to Observe and Collect Information about mammals
4. Describe a mammal
5. What can the animal do?
6. I am awe
7. Acrostic Poem
8. Make drawing or sculpture
9. I Love elephants
10. Random inspiration to design something using elephants
11. The elephant t-shirt
12. Bats as inspiration to invent something exciting - write a story
13. Imagination challenge - design a super-fast boat
14. Word animal
15. Use word animal to get ideas
16. How to observe and collect Information about Reptiles and Amphibians
17. Describe a reptile or amphibian
18. Things I love about frogs
19. Acrostic poem
20. Make a detailed drawing
21. Use random pictures to design
22. Imagine that you are a gecko
23. Design challenge
24. Words that rhyme with frog
25. Use rhyme words for inspiration fro innovations
26. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - inspiration and ideas
27. Links to videos and information
28. Poster

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Created: Mar 6, 2016

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

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