This 22-lesson high school science curriculum uses biological phenomena and biomimicry to teach core concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Co-authored by the Institute and EcoRise, this four-module supplemental curriculum provides an introduction to biomimicry while reinforcing core ideas in science. The first three modules of the curriculum address chemistry, physics and biology with five lessons lessons in each subject area. A fourth module guides teachers and students through a design project in which students learn and apply a biomimetic approach to solve a challenge.

The full curriculum can be purchased through EcoRise ($250) and includes includes:

  • Introduction to Biomimicry — A lesson that can be used as a launching point to orient students to the exciting practice of biomimicry.
  • Module 1: Chemistry and Biomimicry — Five biomimicry-based chemistry lessons.
  • Module 2: Physics and Biomimicry — Five biomimicry-based physics lessons.
  • Module 3: Biology and Biomimicry — Five biomimicry-based biology lessons.
  • Module 4: Biomimicry Design Challenge — Seven design lessons providing students an opportunity to apply biomimicry to solve a problem.
  • Alignment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Cloud Education for Sustainability (EfS) Standards & Performance Indicators, Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS)