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Looking for something exciting for a project based learning unit? This resource focuses on the study of woodland animals. This is a lesson plan that will guide you through the process of using biomimicry and steam activities to inspire students to ask questions, study forest animals and use creative thinking to explore ideas.

These activities are fun and engaging. And great brain workout!

  1. Why Teach Biomimicry

  2. Getting Started Guide

  3. How to Observe and Collect Information about mammals & plants

  4. What we know and what we want to know

  5. What I know about woodland

  6. A hedgehog has, can, is

  7. I love hedgehogs because. . .

  8. What if I was a hedgehog? - Protection Helmet

  9. Terrific Noses

  10. A porcupine has, can, is

  11. Compare and contrast - venn diagram - spines, quills

  12. A sharp idea

  13. Biomimicry poem

  14. Nutty Facts & Observations

  15. Why does a squirrel flick its tail?

  16. Quick squirrel ideas

  17. Design challenge - words

  18. Feather poem

  19. I love birds because . . .

  20. Bird’s Nest - little or low value

  21. Design challenge - bird’s nest

  22. What it feels like to use the invention - story writing

  23. Fox dance

  24. Invent a dancing robot, spy camera, or toy inspired by the eyes of the fox.

  25. Doodling gallery

  26. Helicopter seeds

  27. Parachutes, fans, wind energy, spacecraft

  28. What I learned

  29. Explain the coolest idea

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

  31. Links to videos and information

  32. Biomimicry Lapbook

Reviews of other Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:

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 through 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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