Biomimicry: project ideas and lesson resources

A collection of resources to support teaching the principles of biomimicry in design and engineering.

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Modern materials: biomimicry and biopolymers

Biomimicry is based on the idea that we can take inspiration from nature when solving problems in design and engineering.  Biopolymers are polymers made from natural sources. This resource provides a great introduction to biomimicry and biopolymers. It provides examples of biomimicry and biopolymers and suggests...

An introduction to Biomimicry

Part one of a series of five lessons covering biomimicry students will gain an understanding of what it is and how nature inspires the design of products and technology we use on a daily basis. Through a series of theory slides, supporting images and videos students will gain a greater understanding of the...

Biomimicry - in textiles/fabric design

Part three of a series of five lessons covering biomimicry students will develop an understanding of how biomimicry has inspired textile design from modern products to those throughout art and design history. Students will learn how fabrics and textiles have been inspired by nature through theory, images and videos...

Biomimicry - in architecture

Part four of a series of five lessons covering biomimicry students will develop an understanding of how biomimicry has inspired architecture through shape and form. Throughout the lesson resource students will develop memory skills from studying images and being able to recreate them quickly as a free line sketch....

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