"Macro to Micro: Innovation Inspired by Nature" is an education module combining biomimicry and microscopy designed for 7th grade life science classes and piloted in Ely, Minnesota. It begins with a one hour classroom presentation followed by an outdoor class period finding, observing and collecting a specimen/adaptation that can be examined in a microscope to study. Selected specimens are sent to the lab. Highlights are viewed by the class remotely by logging into an electron microscope. In several class periods, students research a particular adaptation for the organism they chose, determine the design principle of the adaptation and come up with an idea for a human application. Research, drawings and photos are compiled in a “Nature’s Technology Brief” template. Sue Okerstrom, the modules creator and Biomimicry Professional will present.
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Earlier Event: May 16Innovation at the Intersection of Art, Design and Biology
Later Event: June 10A Biomimicry Collider