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    STEAM Project: Grade 1
     Biomimicry 
    1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of human problems that can be solved by mimicking plant or animal solutions could include designing clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking turtle shells, acorn shells , and animal scales; stabilizing structures by mimicking animal tails and roots on plants; keeping out intruders by mimicking thorns on branches and animal quills; and, detecting intruders by mimicking eyes and ears.]
     Part 1
    bird  
    Watch a quick video to learn how we get ideas for products from nature.  ORN#10 Biomimicry: Design by Nature
     Part 2 
     lizard
    Look at different examples of biomimicry.  Biomimicry Slideshow
     Part 3 owl  
    Brainstorm as a class.   Brainstorm BioM
     Part 4
     ray
    Look at the design loop model. Brainstorm some problems. How can they be solved looking at nature?
    Design Loop Model
    Plan and Design a product that uses biomimicry.  Plan and Design Page 
     Part 5  tree
     
    Biomimicry
    Product 
     
    Task: Nature has solved many problems. Your task is to use nature to design a new product that solves a human problem!
     
     
    Requirements  
     
    Your product must solve the problem you chose.
     
    Constraints
     
     
    Your product must be freestanding. It must be able to be carried. 
     
     Materials
     
    cardboard
     
    coffee filters
    pipe cleaners
    straws 
    sticks
    cups
    cotton balls
    toothpicks
    aluminum foil
    wax paper
    plastic wrap
    string 
    paper
     
     Tools Scissors
    Tape
    Glue
    Rulers 
      
    Part 6pitch

     

    Now it's time to videotape your group while demonstrating your product. 

    Be sure to:
    -Explain what your product is
    -What problem it solves
    -What biomimicry features it has
    -Why everyone needs one! 
     
    Here is a storyboard to help you plan your pitch!
     
     
Last Modified on March 5, 2018