For the first Action Project in the Bioneers 101 Elective, GCE students investigated the following guiding question:

How would a tree…? 

Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:

You are working for a biomimicry design firm, and are in the early stages of research for a new product. You will be presenting your research to your board of directors, and they would like to know about plants and what we can learn from them.  First, identify a plant species that intrigues you, then create a poster to present to the board that includes what you learned about it, what you can learn from it, and how that information can be applied to human design.

Check out how the students’ plant-inspired designs by clicking on the different plants in the meadow.

Alignment with Common Core Math & NextGen Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.7
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

LS4.C: ADAPTATION
How does the environment influence populations of organisms over multiple generations?

LS4.D: BIODIVERSITY AND HUMANS
What is biodiversity, how do humans affect it, and how does it affect humans?

MS-ETS1-1.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

CROSSCUTTING CONCEPTS:
1. Patterns. Observed patterns of forms and events guide organization and classification, and they prompt questions about relationships and the factors that influence them.

6. Structure and function. The way in which an object or living thing is shaped and its substructure determine many of its properties and functions.

Hedgehog Cactus by NVA Lotus Flower by RD Giant Pitcher Plant by JL Baobab Tree by LF Shy Plant by LN Venus Flytrap by LM Aloe Vera by LR Dancing Plant by GN Wheat by MY Ghost Orchid English Oak Tree by GS Weeping Willow Tree by NC Image Map


Like a Tree- An Online Installation

For the first Action Project in the Bioneers 101 Elective, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a tree…?  Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are working for a biomimicry design firm, and are in …


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