Biomimicry is all about designing sustainable products that have been inspired by nature. Students are challenged to create a new and unique product that has been inspired by something in nature, use SketchUp to create a 3D rendering, and create a physical copy with a 3D printer.
- I can analyze how biomimicry is used in past, present and future design by researching and using credible sources and compiling my ideas into a properly formatted outline.
- I can write a research paper using compound and complex sentences with smooth transitions between paragraphs and ideas.
- I can write a research paper using proper grammar, conventions, spelling, and formatting.
- I can demonstrate understanding of a biologically inspired topic by describing how and why a product was inspired by nature and discussing its sustainability.
- I can use SketchUp to create a unique, ready-to-print 3D design influenced by biomimicry.
- I can create and maintain a design journal that thoroughly documents engineering process.
- I can print a 3D prototype of design, document and implement modifications, and print final copy.
- I can discuss non-fiction literature ‘beyond the text’, with students facilitators, focusing on predictions, inference, characterizations, themes, point of view, figurative language and interpretation.