STEAM - Biomimicry for Young Children - Frogs

Use tadpoles, tree frogs or big toads as inspiration for design or problem solving.

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 frogs
4. Describe a frog
5. Frog poem.
6. Things I Love about frogs
7. Things I Love about toads
8. Frog shape poem
9. Foam nesting frogs - eggs
10.Tadpoles with sucker lips
11. Make a drawing of interesting body part
12. Tree frogs with sticky pads
13. Frogs good swimmers- frog robo
14. “Flying” frogs
15. Imagination challenge - shape shifting frogs
16. What if you could measure a crooked line?
17. Use “random” word as inspiration
18 .Word frog
19. Design word challenge
20. Design challenge hard and soft things
21. Frog vs Insect
22.Jump like a frog
23. Colorful frogs
24. Discover a new frog or toad
25. How to make a loud sound
26. Tiny frogs
27. Planning story writing - tiny frogs
28. Story writing - tiny frogs
29. Observation cards
30. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - inspiration and ideas
31. Links to videos and information
32. Two posters

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Created: Mar 3, 2016

Updated: Jun 23, 2019


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