Cones have spirals and they open and close depending upon the level of moisture. Why not use cones as inspiration for bold new designs of houses or cities?
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.Things I love about cones
4. Acrostic poem
5. Describe a cone
6. Fibonacci numbers
7. Design challenge - Fibonacci numbers
8. Design a city - - Fibonacci numbers
9. Scales open and close
10. Story writing -planning
11. Write a story about innovation
12. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - inspiration and ideas