If you could design rules for a sustainable future what would they be? Biomimicry offers a set of principles based on how nature has practiced sustainability for 3.8 billion years.

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BioLearn offers learning resources and support at KS3 and KS4 demonstrating how biomimicry can enrich the curriculum and teaching of sustaiability. They:

  • Deliver STEM projects.
  • Develop working scientifically.
  • Offer a real-world context.
  • Provide practical challenges developing enquiry-based learning skills.
  • Offer lesson plans for teachers.
  • Include training and support for teachers.

If you would like your school to become involved, please get in touch.

 

​“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology.

A new era is beginning.”  Steve Jobs

BioLearn Events

BioLearn events will support teachers and schools to use biomimicry in their curriculum and wider school.

Teacher Training - face to face and online training for teachers.

BioLearn Festival - a 1-day sharing of biomimicry ideas, resources and teaching strategies.

BioLearn Challenge - a structured challenge for students to practice their biomimicry skills.

To learn more about these events click here.

What is Biomimicry?

BioLearn is based on the principles of biominicry, the science and art of mimicking the best ideas from nature to solve human problems.​

Modules

We are currently piloting our learning materials with schools. They will be published below when ready. The table below provides a flavour of what is to come.

Introduction

Biomimicry Principles

Age: 11-13 year / Key Stage 2 & 3
Hours: 1½ per lesson
Number of lessons: an introduction lesson, plus one lesson for each principle
Tags: biomimicry principles, function, diversity, energy, cooperation
Subject: biology.

Download (coming soon)

Introducing Biomimicry

Age: 13-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 1½ - 2
Number of lessons: 2
Tags: biomimicry, natural design, functions.
Subjects: biology, design & technology

Download (coming soon)

 

Sustainable product design

Water Water Everywhere

Age: 13-15 / Key Stage 4
Hours: 3
Number of lessons: 3
Tags: plastic, bottle, biodegradable, natural functions.
Subjects: biology, chemistry, design & technology

Download (coming soon)

Packaging

Age: 11-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 1½
Number of lessons: 2
Tags: packaging, biology, protect, communicate, design.
Subjects: biology, design & technology

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Packaged by Nature

Age: 11-15 / Key Stage 3 & 4
Hours: 3-5
Number of lessons: 9
Tags: packaging, functions, mycelium, natural functions.
Subjects: biology, chemistry, design & technology

Download (coming soon)

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