Humans can’t live without the essentials of sunlight, air, water and soil provided by the natural environment. Environmental Engineers are concerned with the interactions among the natural and human-built environments by assessing the impact a project (any development) has on the air, water, soil and noise.
This biomimicry activity was created for Year 5 students. In this activity, students carried out the following:
- Explained the role of Environmental Engineers in society.
- Appreciated the degree to which living and non-living things depend on each other and their interactions.
- Identified that adaptations of living things are linked to the environment in which they live.
- Defined biomimicry and provided examples from the natural world that have been copied by humans.
- Explained how engineers use biomimicry to enhance engineering design
- Designed and tested a new seed model to be spread by wind
The following booklets will enable you to carry out the biomimicry activity in your classroom