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Bioengineering Design

Bioengineering Design

Introduction

You have just examined some single-celled organisms. Now you should use what you have learned about these organisms to design, draw, and describe a practical application of one of the methods of locomotion you observed in the lab.


Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Ruler
  • Construction paper


Directions

  1. Work with your partner to list three things both of you have as common interests. These interests can be anything, including: sports equipment, music, clothes, games, furniture, cars, etc.
  2. Next, decide on one of those common interests for your design topic area.
  3. You have 10 minutes to brainstorm with your partner to come up with possible ideas for designs within your topic using what you have observed of the single-celled organisms. Use these questions to help guide your thinking:
    1. What unique feature do these organisms have?
    2. How can you design something that uses those features?
  4. Once you have finished your brainstorming, you should design and draw your new product that uses biomimicry. Be as detailed as possible. Be sure to label parts and materials in your design.
  5. Once you have finished the design, make a list of the special features of your design and which organism(s) inspired those features.
  6. Mount the drawing and design features onto a piece of construction paper.
  7. Present your biomimicry design(s) to the class. 

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