STEM- Biomimicry for Young Children - Insects

Enter the fascinating world of insects ´- from grasshoppers to shimmering fireflies. Use the observations to design toys and solve problems.

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. What if I was a dragonfly or a damselfly?
3. A dragonfly robot
4. I love dragonflies because
5. In awe of beetles
6. Acrostic poem
7. Random words - fireflies - carton
8. Imagination challenge - grasshopper - jumping machine
9. Ladybug - design toys
10. Color-in - bugs and beetles not tasty
11. Story-writing
12. Study a fly
13. Praying mantis - build a machine that can grab things quickly
14. Random inspiration
15. Use the word grasshopper as inspiration for invention
16. Observation cards
17. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
18. Links and book tips
19. 3 posters

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Created: Feb 13, 2017

Updated: Jan 4, 2019


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