Question Sheet: Inspired by Nature


Before reading:

  1. Birds can fly. A water strider can walk on water. What ability that a plant or an animal has would you like to have yourself? Why? 
  2. Why would scientists look to nature to improve technology or invent things?

During reading:

  1. What is biomimicry? Give two examples. 
  2. Why are conch shells tough to break? 
  3. What uses could come out of the invention of "gecko tape"? 
  4. What problems exist with many dyes? How might biomimicry provide a way to help solve these problems? 
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