Businesss Innovation and Solutions Through Biomimicry

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Grade Level: 9-12

Length: 10 minutes

Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

HS-ETS1-4. Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.

Video Discussion Questions

  1. What are some examples of how business is related to or affected by climate change?
  2. How would you describe biomimicry?
  3. Why is it challenging for business and biology to come together to solve problems?
  4. Why is it important for businesses to invest in climate change solutions?

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Classroom Activities

Designing Solutions

What kind of solutions can you think might help humans mitigate and/or adapt to our changing climate? Below are some ideas for inspiring students to engage with brainstorming, planning, and implementing solutions.

Asking Questions

Asking questions is the first step to scientific inquiry and methodology. Encourage students to ask questions to better understand the complexities of climate science.

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