I am teaching the Grade 1 NGSS biomimicry standard this week & I can't wait to see what my students come up with when we do the Mystery Box challenge!
This is my FAVORITE first grade NGSS standard – biomimicry: using nature to inspire design. Nature has perfected so many things- want to walk up a wall? Mimic gecko feet. Swim faster? Mimic shark skin. Assess damage after an earthquake? Send in tiny drones that mimic one of the most efficient flyers – dragonflies! Invention inspired by nature – the possibilities are endless! I created this packet to help my students start to look at nature in a different way – using its perfection in design to solve human problems. That’s what biomimicry is and that’s what NGSS:1-LS1-1 standard is all about. This is a really creative standard and I LOVE encouraging kids to be creative in their scientific thinking. Our nation’s future scientists and engineers are sitting in our classrooms – let’s encourage, challenge, and empower them!!
The whole lesson can be found on TpT. If you would like me to send you a copy for free, just leave me your email below. I'll send it out to two random winners! Happy Memorial Day weekend!