Did you know that a lot of technology we used to today was inspired by things found in nature?! Thats right! And we call this biomimicry, where scientists and engineers mimic traits of living things. For example, the shape of the worlds fastest train is inspired by the shape of a really fast bird! Watch as Miss Amelia and Miss Kate explore the powers of biomimicry and how it has made all of our lives easier!

But wait… there’s more!

Watch as Miss Amelia eexplore technologies inspired by nature!

For more information on this topic, go to the following websites:

Video: “Plagiarizing Nature | Biomimicry”

News Article: “Researchers Mimic Locust Brains to Improve Self Driving Cars”

News Article: “Scientists Gene-Hack Human Cells to Turn Invisible”

News Article: “We can soon thank butterfly tongues for better cancer treatments and vaccines”

Reading: “Examples of Biomimicry”

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