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In this unit, students will explore examples of biomimicry technologies and examine traits that have enabled animals to adapt to their environment. Students will then consider how animal adaptations can help them design a shelter that would withstand severe weather conditions.
This unit begins by introducing students to biomimicry through a matching game. Then, students will gather data to compare the usefulness of glue in both dry and wet environments, as well as investigate where yarn gets it strength, in order to explore how mussels have innovated to stick in their environments and consider how scientists can use that information to make better products.