Montessori inspired booklet using mammals’ feet and legs as inspiration for new ideas. There are cards with photos of different types of mammal’s feet that can be used to study feet such as swimming feet, running legs, and hopping legs feet.
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.
1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. Mammal observations
3. Acrostic poem
4. What if I could run like a cheetah?
5. Invent something inspired by cheetah’s legs
6. Cats’ claws challenge
8. Design a playground with a monkey bar inspired by sloths.
9. Extra thumb
10. Story writing - Eat really fast
11. Invent a digging robot
12. Armadillo inspired handbag, food package . . .
13. Jerboa inspired toy or hopping robot
14. What if you could jump around in the dark without bumping into things?
15. What if I was a platypus?
16. Platypus shape poem
17. Platypus comic strip
18. Random pictures platypus design challenge
19. Random biomimicry game
20. Cards with differ types of mammals’ feet and legs.
21. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
22. Links and book tips