Using Biomimicry to Engage Students in a Design-Based Learning Activity
American Biology Teacher Volume 74, Number 3, ISSN 0002-7685
I describe a design-based learning activity that utilizes the interdisciplinary content domain of biomimicry. Design-based learning requires student creativity and technological innovation to address novel science problems, characteristics of the nature of science not often addressed in schools. Alignment with national standards documents, protocols, and assessment recommendations are provided.
Gardner, G.E. (2012). Using Biomimicry to Engage Students in a Design-Based Learning Activity. American Biology Teacher, 74(3), 182-184.