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Learn how inspiration from Nature can help students to envision a more sustainable world for all! Biomimicry is the focus of this module, the second in our three-part Designed World series created to help you make STEM learning more interactive. Have your students take learning outside to highlight the NGSS cross-cutting concepts of patterns, form and function, scale, proportion, energy and matter, and systems. This module features a collection of multiple grade level activities and resources that can be used as a stand-alone unit or as background research for the sustainable design challenges featured in Module 3 (available in mid-May). Biomimicry never fails to engage students of all ages and it can provide a great “hook” for learning about adaptations and ecosystems.

Module 1 (Engineering Lemonade) had students examine the designed world in their homes, focusing on how we engineer solutions to our problems. Module 2 takes them outside to seek inspiration from Nature. Module 3 will ask your students to put it all together to design sustainable solutions to the challenges we face on this planet that we all call home.

Grade levels Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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