- Review BID + EDP tools and processes
- Understand the connection between the natural world as a source of inspiration for technological innovation in the built world.
- Understand BID and its connection to Engineering and sustainability.
View Slides: 2.1.1. Unit 2 Intro and EDP/BID Review Slides
Student Activity embedded in Slides: 15 min (Individual/Group)
- What is Bio Inspired Design?
- Sample BID Definition
Students will have 5 minutes to create a definition (individually or in groups) and post their definition on the linked Padlet.
Teacher Note/Options: Teachers can do this whole group via discussion and write the responses on the smartboard, or work in small groups/Think-Pair-Share, to have students develop a definition which will be shared. Final Definition should be posted in the classroom.
BID is the study of biological systems and functions that have the potential to be adapted for use to solve challenges faced by humans.
BID is finding solutions to design problems by emulating the natural world. This is done through the imitation of nature's forms, processes and ecosystems to more effectively and sustainably meet design challenges.
What is the relationship between nature and engineering?
During our unit, we will use BID’s unique approach to research and design that can ultimately lead to sustainable, profitable technologies that increase revenues, mitigate risk, and reduce costs.