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Biomimicry and the Built Environment. Introduction to Biomimicry for Middle School. Where do ideas come from?. Biomimicry. Bio – l ife Mimicry – to copy or emulate. Biomimicry is learning from nature how to solve human challenges and improve our world. Learning from Nature’s Genius:

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Biomimicry and the built environment
Biomimicry and the Built Environment

Introduction to Biomimicry

for Middle School



Biomimicry and the built environment

Biomimicry

  • Bio – life

  • Mimicry – to copy or emulate


Biomimicry and the built environment

Biomimicry is learning from nature

how to solve human challenges

and improve our world.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats

    • lots of ways to find information


Biomimicry and the built environment

Learning from Nature’s Genius:

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • What do you want your solution to do?

  • Biologize the question.

  • Find the best natural models.

    • think about habitats

    • lots of ways to find information

    • look for champions



Biomimicry and the built environment

T-shirt that wicks sweat like a horned lizard

Vitamins based on the diet of forest apes

Fasteners that stick like burrs

Shoe soles that grip like a mountain goat

Underwear that breathe like stomates of plants




Biomimicry and the built environment

Computers as fast as neurons and zip closed like a feather

Energy the way electric eels or leaves make it



Biomimicry and the built environment

What possibilities can you imagine? and zip closed like a feather

What creatures will inspire you?


Biomimicry and the built environment

Can and zip closed like a featherYOU look to nature for inspiration?


Here are some ways to start
Here are Some Ways to Start and zip closed like a feather

  • Take a Hike!

  • Sit quietly outside and OBSERVE

  • Ask questions in Biology class

  • Stay in School

  • Read books about the natural world

  • Do research on your favorite creature and all its cool functions, for yourself!

  • Go to college and study Biology and Design


Never stop asking why or how
Never stop asking Why or How and zip closed like a feather

It’s your future.