STEM- Biomimicry - Plants and Fungi for Young Children
A creative approach to science. 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. Introduction to biomimicry
2. Describe a plant
3. I love flowers because
4. Acrostic poem
5. Big flowers or tiny flowers
6. Venus fly trap
7. Dandelion innovation - what does it feel to use this innovation
8. Imagination challenge - plant starving
9. Food catching machine
10. Word flower
11. Use words to invent something
12.Describe a mushroom
13. What does a mushroom need
14. I am in awe of mushroom
15. Acrostic poem
14. Draw a mushroom
15. Random words
16. Imagination challenge - broken leg
17. Design challenge
18. Word mushroom challenge
19. Observation cards
20. How to use biomimicry in the classroom
21. Links and book tips
22. 2 posters
Save for later
  • STEMBiomimicryPlantsandFungiforYoungChildren.pdf

About this resource


Created: Feb 13, 2017

Updated: Dec 5, 2018


pdf, 5 MB


Report a problem

Tes Paid License

How can I re-use this?