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Biomimetics

Biomimetics

KS3, KS4; Third Stage, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 -17

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  This fascinating session will look at a section of complex behaviours from the animal world including Batesianmimicry, parthenogenesis and camouflage! 

What can humans learn from these marvels? Find out how nature-inspired solutions are influencing scientific, medical and engineering discovery.

Animals used in this workshop

Key Workshop Objectives

  • Explore Darwin’s theory of natural selection

  • Examine ZooLab’s animal adaptations 

  • Outline mimicry and animal camouflage

  • Define sexual selection in relation to natural selection

  • Compare animal birthing methods to ensure success of survival 

  • Describe parthenogenesis

  • Explore animal relationships, including Batesian mimicry and mutualistic relationships

  • Discuss how animal adaptations influence biomimetics

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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This workshop includes FREE RESOURCES!