Project based learning: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians - STEAM, Biomimicry, KS1, NGSS

Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit? This unit focuses on the study of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. 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 animals and use creative thinking to explore ideas.

These activities are fun and engaging. And great brain workout!

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.

  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 for innovations

  26. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - inspiration and ideas

  27. Links to videos and information

  28. Two posters

Looking for a resource about frogs or bears? Check out Project Based Learning: Frogs - STEAM, Biomimicry and Project Based Learning: Bears - STEAM, Biomimicry

You may also like Project Based Learning: Mammal, Reptile & Amphibian Bundle, STEAM, Biomimicry

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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Created: Mar 6, 2016

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

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