In this lesson, which could be used in a language arts class, students research the development of a commercial product that imitates nature, perform infomercials describing how they work, and then synthesize their understanding by creating and advertising a biomimetic product of their own design. The lesson was created to accompany a New York Times article (“Engineers Ask Nature for Design Advice”) from 2001 but could easily be used as a framework to analyze a more recent news feature on biomimicry.Edit Summary
Name some examples of biomimicry and describe in detail how at least one product works
and why it is better than conventional solutions.
Practice the creative aspect of biomimicry by proposing imaginary products that mimic