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Blue Mussels: Expert Sustainable Engineers Unit

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.

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