Nature Did It First

ISBN: 9781584696575

Published: 03/01/2020

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What child doesn't want to know how things work? Introduce a young reader in your life to how nature works and inspires innovation to help solve some of our toughest engineering challenges. This kid-friendly, beautiful introduction to biomimicry is half playful rhymes and half nonfiction, perfect for ages 5 and up.

Nature does it best … and did it first! Explore the ways we have looked to nature for brilliant new designs and innovations to solve our own conundrums. Each example in nature is paired with a fun, rhyming description, an example of how it has been used by us, and a question to the reader—"what other problems can be solved?"

Learn fascinating examples of biomimicry, like:
  • How burrs inspired Velcro
  • How grooved gecko feet inspired adhesive
  • How bumpy whale flippers inspired windmill blades and surfboards
  • And more!
  • Back matter includes:
  • A glossary for words like echolocation and adhesive
  • A STEM Challenge activity perfect for your home or classroom
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    Format: Hardcover

    Length: 11 in
    Width: 9 in
    Weight: 0.00 oz
    Page Count: 32 pages


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