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14. Biomimicry

  1. Look at all of the examples of biomimicry.
  2. Select 2 examples and write a paragraph stating what we can learn from them and why you thought that was interesting.

Anna's Hummingbird

  1. Spider
  2. Anna's Hummingbird
  3. Prairie Dog
  4. Polar Bear
  5. Woodpecker
  6. Red-tailed Hawk
  7. Artic Tern
  8. Mussels
  9. Grizzly Bear
  10. Gorilla
  11. Pond Scum
  12. Rhinoceros
  13. Brains
  14. Biodiversity


Biomimicry - the study of people learning to mimic nature

Biodegradable - able to decay naturally and harmlessly

Composites - a structural material made up of more than one substance

Herbivores - an animal that eats only plants

Keratin - A tough, protein substance that is the main component of hair, nails, horns, and hooves.

Legume - a plant that has its seeds in a pod, such as the bean or pea

Ozone layer - a layer of air high above the Earth, which contains a lot of ozone, and which prevents harmful ultraviolet light from the sun from reaching the Earth

Photosynthesis - the process by which a plant uses the energy from the light of the sun to produce its own food

Pollination - transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

Proboscis - the long nose of some animals, or the long tube-like mouth of some insects

Proteins - one of the many substances found in food such as meat, cheese, fish or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow and be strong

Toxic - poisonous

Vibrations - to shake slightly and quickly

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