How plants and animals protect themselves could be beneficial in protecting humans as well. In this lesson, students will design clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking plant or animal protection features such as turtle shells, acorn shells, animal scales, etc. Be creative and start inventing!

Learning Objectives


  • Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.


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