Sundance School – Biomimicry Inspired by Sunflowers

Sunflowers have many superpowers. What if children could learn and grow in a Sundance School – a school inspired by this remarkable plant. When you are designing a building using sunflowers as inspiration you can use: Visual inspiration—your design looks like a sunflower plant. Use a principle found in nature, for example, the sunflower movesContinue reading “Sundance School – Biomimicry Inspired by Sunflowers”

Introducing Biomimicry Life’s Principles for Young Students

Nature works by relying on some deep patterns, and Life’s Principles are design lessons from nature. It is a framework that can help us when we are exploring nature. This is done by focusing on one of the six principles at a time. People who work with creating nature-inspired solutions are familiar with these principlesContinue reading “Introducing Biomimicry Life’s Principles for Young Students”

BioThinkDive about Ice-Cream, Beaches, and Travelling

Spring has arrived with bats, butterflies, nest-building! Weekends and school holidays are spent at the beach. Ice creams, sunhats, and sandcastles are part of a visit to the beach. But can a visit to the beach involve biomimicry? Biomimicry is the conscious observation of the natural world. The observations can be used to solve problems.Continue reading “BioThinkDive about Ice-Cream, Beaches, and Travelling”

Books that Inspire Creative Thinking and Environmental Responsibility

“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not.Continue reading “Books that Inspire Creative Thinking and Environmental Responsibility”

Inspired by Gentle Giants – Giraffes

This blog post contains adlinks. Cool Giraffe Neck Twister Game Giraffe Jaws Giraffe Long Tongue Robot Come up with an idea for a giraffe invention. A useful or not so useful innovation inspired by the beautiful animals with the long gracious necks, dark long tongues and four stomachs to help them digest their food. IllustrateContinue reading “Inspired by Gentle Giants – Giraffes”

Be Inspired by Frogs

Do you know why frogs have big eyes that bulge out? Or why frogs can walk upside down? Frog eyes are big and come in a stunning range of colors and patterns. Perhaps you have seen a frog resting in the water with only its eyes and nose above the surface. Frogs can protrude theirContinue reading “Be Inspired by Frogs”

Biomimicry Challenge – Day 6

Dandelions. Everywhere! Random is often not a very positive word so we have to teach children to embrace the idea of randomness. Randomness lies at the very heart of creative thinking. A random word or picture helps us to break patterns.We can think from a new and often unusual perspective. A random word or pictureContinue reading “Biomimicry Challenge – Day 6”

Biomimicry Challenge – Day 3

A curious mind asks lots of questions and then search for answers. Question asking is at the very core of thinking and innovation. A special kind of questions that can be acted upon and lead to change in the way we look at things. Question asking is a skill that is different from typing ratherContinue reading “Biomimicry Challenge – Day 3”