STEM Instructional Materials

How can we use our understanding of nature to help our family solve a problem?

This unit helps students understand the concept of biomimicry and how humans can use the traits and behaviors of plants and animals to create solutions to many human-related problems. The unit starts by highlighting the practice of biomimicry by helping students make connections to everyday objects that have been inspired by the natural world. Then, each lesson helps students dig deeper into the traits and patterns of behavior that organisms exhibit in nature. The structure of the unit includes a combination of hands-on FOSS investigations, engineering tasks, and other lessons that help students deepen their understanding of plant and animal traits.

Earth Space Science Kit

Unit Overview

Grades: 1

Duration: 37+ Sessions (8-9 weeks)

Supports: New Plants FOSS Kit

Storyline Training