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Wednesday, January 6 • 13:30 - 14:30
Biomimicry and STEAM

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Biomimicry is the practice of mimicking the patterns, processes and functions of the natural world to find solutions to human-design challenges. Biomimicry is widely used in industry with examples found in construction, travel and services to name a few.

The session will explore opportunities to integrate biomimicry into subject teaching, provide real-world contexts for the application of science, and demonstrate how biomimicry provides an engaging focus for science and sustainability.
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.

More information and free learning resources can be found at https://biolearn.eu/united-kingdom/

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Richard Dawson

Director, Wild Awake
Over 20 years Richard has developed a reputation for bringing fresh insights to education and learning. His focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning, create learning for a sustainable future and enhance their capacity to deliver projects effectively... Read More →

Lewis Winks

Project Officer, Wild Awake

Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Real world science