Students explore the structures and behaviors possessed by plants and animals that protect them from danger or otherwise increase their chance of survival. By performing observations, constructing explanations, and building upon prior experiences, students design nature-inspired solutions to a student-identified problem faced by humans and present their solution to a panel of engineers or scientists.
Students create and present a prototype biomimetic solution to a problem.
K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2: Engineering design K-2-1-LS-1: Structure, function, and information processing K-2-1-LS3-1: Heredity: Inheritance and variation of traits
ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1:Comprehension and collaboration ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7: Research to build and present knowledge ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4: Presentation of knowledge and ideas ELA-LIT.W.1.8: Include relevant facts and details