Reimagining Economy Using Biomimicry

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Identify and describe biomimicry
  • Understand how biomimicry is used to develop innovative design solutions that eliminate plastic waste
  • Think critically about a reimagined economy that takes inspiration from nature by adopting biomimicry

Curriculum Connections

Alberta
Biology 30 Unit D: Population & Community Dynamics
  • 30-D2.1sts explain why Canadian society supports scientific research and technological development to facilitate a sustainable society, economy and environment
Social 10-1 
  • 3.7 explore multiple perspectives regarding the relationship among people, the land and globalization (spirituality, stewardship, sustainability, resource development)
Ontario
Grade 9 Bio
  • B1. assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts;
Grade 10 Bio (B1.3)

Length of Activity

60 - 90 minutes

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Topic backgrounder
  • Eco 360 notebook (we recommend asking learners to maintain a notebook for this program to write down reflections as they go through the program)

Online Lesson Format