Carbon, Coral and Concrete

Lesson Description By focusing on coral reef’s ability to collect carbonate and calcium ions from seawater and construct carbonate skeletons. Students are encouraged to notice…

Exploring Nature’s Patterns

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn about patterns, the different ways patterns appear in nature, and how being observant of patterns can support biomimetic…

Exploring Nature’s Solutions

Lesson Description This three-part lesson begins with an outdoor experience in which students practice observing nature with a curious mind and begin speculating about the…

Design Thinking and Biomimicry

Lesson Description This lesson introduces students to a design thinking process that can help them apply principles of biomimicry to address critical real-world problems related…

Inspirational Bones

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn that bones are made of soft and hard materials with empty spaces interspersed to provide strength and structure…

Pond Killers and Dead Zones

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn about ecosystem balance and the nitrogen cycle. They explore how modern human activities can disrupt natural systems and…

Swarm Intelligence and Smart Systems

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn about how simple organisms can solve complex problems via a collective intelligence known as swarm intelligence.They then explore…

Catching the Fog

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn about adaptations that allow Namib Desert beetles to harvest water vapour from the air in order to survive…

The Amazing Pomelo Fruit

Lesson Description In this lesson, students learn how the specialised structure of a pomelo fruit peel provides it with shock absorption properties that protect the…

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