STEM - Biomimicry for Young Children - Africa

Africa has so many interesting and fascinating animals. Use these as stepping stones to solve problems and design things.

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.
Duplicate pages are included with different spelling.

The booklet contains the following animals: Monkey and apes, giraffes, zebras, elephants, rhinoceros, and crocodiles.

1. Introduction to biomimicry
2. What if I was a monkey? Invent a food package
3. Design a mask or costume inspired by apes and monkeys
4. The witch-like middle finger
5. Acrostic poem
6. Describe a giraffe
7. What are long necks good for?
8. Giraffe poem
9. Giraffe playground
10. Big staring eyes
11. I am in awe of zebras
12. Doodling zebras
13. Black and white stripes - Invent a “skin” for a house, a school or a tent.
14. I love elephants because
15. Random pictures
16. Draw a t-shirt, a coat or a dress inspired by elephants
17. Rhinoceros’ healing horns
18. Thick skin armour
19. Rhinoceros’ feet design challenge
20. Super feet story writing
21. Crocodiles are cool because. . .
22. Sensitive skin - swimming suit. . .
23. Energy bar
24. Observation cards
25. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
26. Links and book tips
27. 2 posters

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Created: Feb 14, 2017

Updated: Dec 28, 2018


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