Biomimicry Mash-Up

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In this design challenge activity, learners explore the concept of biomimicry by using a natural organism's special features to design a new human object. Learners choose from different organism and human invention info cards, then sketch or design new biomimicry mash-ups. Includes design worksheets with nature and human object photos, and inspiring videos that showcase example projects. A Spanish version of the activity is also available.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

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Materials List (per student)


  • Earth and Space Science
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment


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