Biomimicry for Young Children – Inspired by Endangered Dugongs

Dugongs spark our curiosity and tug our heart-strings. These sea cows are beautiful and fascinating creatures. The first day of January we saved One swimming dugong Inspired by the carol "The Twelve days fo Christmas", we made up a song where we each month saved an animal - The Twelve Months of Endangered Animals Song. …

Super Senses and Art

Creativity - the skill to devise new solutions that has value - is considered as a teachable skill. Once regarded as the work of genius, the focus is now on understanding what conditions that encourage creativity. A tightly controlled classroom or home environment is the reality for many children. It is easier to structure a …

Biomimicry Design Challenge

Stunning, creative and innovative! How does nature solve transportation challenges? Transportation is linked not only to movement of people and goods, but also to equality, access to food and wildlife impacts. Student teams from around the world took part in the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. Nature-inspired transportation ideas where used to design solutions that addressed …

Dinosaur Detective

Imagine living hundreds of millions years ago  during the age of dinosaurs. Many children go through a dinosaur phase and they become little dino-experts, twisting their tongues when they try to learn the often long and complicated names like Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs Rex. This diverse group of animals first appears during the Triassic period, over …

Mind Mapping – Robots

"Robots are flexible, soft and they can smoothly move through the water!" Our image of robots are slowly changing, at least in laboratories around the world. A recent project at MIT tries to create a soft robotic fish that moves like a real fish. Jerky movements and a metallic frame are not the image of …

Mind Maps

Mind maps are a popular way to help children represent, think, organise, and plan. It is often used as an aid to remember information and solving problems.Mind maps are not usually linked to idea mapping, but the technique can be used and explored in new and different ways.Mind maps can help a child to remember …