Copycat Engineers

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It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Young engineers learn about biomimicry, which uses nature to generate engineering ideas, in the fifth lesson of nine in a Life Science unit. Working in groups, they select a biomimicry example and conduct some research on how nature provides hints for engineering solutions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups set up booths to showcase their designs
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that there are two associated activities for the lesson
  • Builds on prior knowledge from the unit
Pros

  • Lists some references for further research
  • Provides lesson background information for instructors
Cons

  • No worksheets or student handouts for the lesson
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