Lesson plan: How mimicking nature inspires new inventions

When you think of nature and the 3.8 billion year-long process of evolution, do robots come to mind? How about robots designed to have a flea’s powerful legs? Or Japanese bullet trains inspired by the Kingfisher? In this NewsHour lesson, students will learn about biomimicry — an innovative method in which nature inspires new inventions to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Students will design their own invention using biomimicry to address an issue in their school, home or community.


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