Project based learning: Rainforest, Animals, Plants - STEAM, Biomimicry, KS1, NGSS

This resource is perfect if you want something exciting for a project based learning unit. The rainforest is home to the most stunning and fascinating plants and animals, and this resource includes a lesson plan that will guide you through the process of using biomimicry and steam activities. The aim is to inspire students to ask questions, study animals in the rainforest and plants, and use creative thinking to explore ideas.

These activities are fun and engaging.

  1. Why Teach Biomimicry

  2. Getting Started Guide

3.How to Observe and Collect Information about the rainforest

  1. Acrostic Parrot Poem

  2. Things I love about Parrots.

  3. Parrot Shape Poem

  4. Red feathers

  5. Clothes that never fade - Advert for Bunny Hats

  6. Parrot Robo

  7. Things I love about Toucans

  8. Describe a Toucan

12.The beak of Toucan

  1. The radiator - Toucan’s beak

  2. Cassowaries - helmet

  3. Make up words - Cassowaries

  4. Design word challenge - Cassowary

  5. Slow Loris - insect repellent and energy bar

  6. Loris mask and smell communication

  7. Draw leaf insects - Make a “Where’s the Leaf Insect?” book

  8. Imagination challenge - Leaf Insect

  9. Buttress roots - Architecture

  10. Tall trees support each other - Design skyscrapers

  11. Brazil nuts - I can open anything

  12. Calla Lily’s flower - Explore spiral shapes

  13. Lobster Claws - Insect catching machine

  14. Write a rainforest discovery story

  15. Observation cards

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

  17. Links to videos and information

  18. Two posters

Looking for a resource about butterflies? Check out Project Based Learning: Caterpillars & Butterflies - STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS

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Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

“This product is absolutely the favorite one I have purchased all fall! I love the information that is provided about bats - just enough to intrigue and encourage higher level thinking. There are graphic organizers, worksheets, and subtle suggestions to help young learners perform at their best! And best of all, it stretches their creativity! Thanks for such an amazing resource!”

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

“Used this for a Kindergarten STEAM club unit and it was a hit!”

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: Dec 29, 2019

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