Distance Learning Resources: Grades 9-12
These resources were developed specifically to support teachers transitioning to distance learning.
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Think like an engineer! The Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOM programs present two different Mini-Design Challenges! These weeklong units of study allow students to practice engineering principles while learning about life science. In the first, draw inspiration from nature to create your own solution to a problem using the principles of biomimicry. We can copy how plants and animals solve problems to solve our own problems. In other words, we can engineer FROM nature using biomimicry. In the second, challenge your students to act like zookeepers! Students identify behaviors they like to achieve in their pets and then develop enrichments to enhance these behaviors.
Engineering FROM Animals: Biomimicry Mini-Design Challenge
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Engineering FOR Animals: Pet Enrichment Mini-Design Challenge