This children's book tells the story about an engineer who had a great idea after a walk in the mountains with his dog. Use this book as literacy support in the elementary classroom to discuss and motivate your students to explore nature's solutions.

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“How An Idea From Nature Changed Our World” tells the story of how Swiss engineer, Georges de Mestral, invented Velcro. The story is told through the eyes of both George and his dog. It is written to be read to young readers as literacy support for the grades 1 and 2 biomimicry units in the new science standards.

The story follows George as he took an annoying problem and turned it into a solution that makes life easier for all of us. Velcro is an early example of what we have come to call biomimicry – using an idea from nature to design solutions to human problems.

 

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