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Table 1.

Materials that can be useful in supporting student learning and creativity during the biomimicry process, inside and outside of the classroom.

Prior to ISI VisitDuring ISI VisitAfter ISI Visit

Images (micro- to macro-scale)

Natural artifacts (skulls, pelts, shells, seeds, branches, feathers, wings)

Biomimicry designs (hook-and-loop fastener, camouflage, etc.)

 

Understanding of phenomenon to be observed

Notebooks, sketch books

Writing, drawing tools

Camera

 

Computers with internet access

Access to primary literature, research

Natural artifacts

Writing, drawing tools

Modeling materials

Design and engineering programs (TinkerCad, SolidWorks, etc.)

3D printing, if possible

 
Prior to ISI VisitDuring ISI VisitAfter ISI Visit

Images (micro- to macro-scale)

Natural artifacts (skulls, pelts, shells, seeds, branches, feathers, wings)

Biomimicry designs (hook-and-loop fastener, camouflage, etc.)

 

Understanding of phenomenon to be observed

Notebooks, sketch books

Writing, drawing tools

Camera

 

Computers with internet access

Access to primary literature, research

Natural artifacts

Writing, drawing tools

Modeling materials

Design and engineering programs (TinkerCad, SolidWorks, etc.)

3D printing, if possible

 
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