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Nature Did It First: Encourage Problem-Solving and Exploration Through Nature with a Science Book for Kids About Biomimicry and Engineering (Includes STEM Activities)
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?"
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"The unique format of this book makes it both fun and educational." – Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
Learn fascinating examples of biomimicry!
What makes burrs stick?
When you look at a burr under a microscope, engineer George de Mestral from Switzerland discovered the have tiny, curved hooks! In 1955, George named this new hook and loop technology Velcro!
How did geckos stick to trees?
Did you know gecko’s toe pads are covered in grooves? Each groove has thousands of tiny “hairs.” Engineers mimicked these hairs to create new kinds of adhesive!
How do humpback whales swim so gracefully?
Humpback whales’ flippers are actually covered in bumps! When sheets of water pass between the bumps, the whale’s body can move more easily through the water. Engineers mimicked this to design windmills that move more smoothly, and even a new kind of surfboard!
How can bats find their food in the dark?
Bats send out high-pitched sounds as they fly! When the sounds hit an object (like a moth), they bounce back. This is called echolocation. Engineers mimicked echolocation in a special cane for blind people that helps them detect objects!
Publisher:Dawn Publications (May 1, 2020)
Reading age:5 – 11 years
Grade level:Kindergarten – 5
Item Weight:4 ounces
Dimensions:9 x 0.08 x 11 inches
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