Woodland - Lapbook, STEAM, Biomimicry  - US

Looking for something exciting for an animal or plant unit?

An idea for a project?

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

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. 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 coolest idea

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

  31. Links to videos and information

  32. Biomimicry Lapbook

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Created: Jun 22, 2019

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