Biomimicry: Engineering Inspired by Nature

Biomimicry: Engineering Inspired by Nature

In the SEI Biomimicry: Engineering Inspired by Nature curriculum, students find inspiration in nature for solutions to global problems. In this interdisciplinary unit, students explore the causes and impacts of climate change. They examine Earth’s species that have been adapting to changing climates and environments for millions of years whose perseverance suggests that humans should investigate some of the adaptive strategies found in biological systems and consider their applicability as innovative technologies. The unit culminates in a hands-on capstone design project, in which students will work in teams to design their own nature-inspired solutions that address how humans can adapt to changing environmental conditions.

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