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Sharing Design Solutions

Authored by EcoRise

110 minutes
Two 55-minute sessions plus group work outside of class and time for class or community presentations
Primary subjects: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Environmental Education, Science
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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This lesson provides a framework to help students finalize and share the results of their Biomimicry Challenge project. Students develop a concise description to promote their design concept, plan and record a video pitch, and create a visual presentation to detail their design solution. If applicable, students also prepare their final design proposals to enter the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BDGC) competition.

Co-authored by the Biomimicry Institute.

Key objectives for students
Describe the design solution using verbal, written, and visual communication tools.
Argue persuasively for their design solution.
Articulate how their design solution was inspired by nature.
Present their design ideas and submit to the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (if applicable).
Secondary subjects
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Language Arts, Physics, Social Studies
Topics
Biomimicry, Design, design in nature, challenge, project
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship, Systems thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Brain-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Project-Based Learning, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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