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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Copyright Nature

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

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Fan Foot Gecko (Ptyodactylus hasselquisti)

Stimulus Questions

  • What can the human brain teach us about making better computers?

  • The gecko's foot helped to inspire new types of adhesives.  What other examples are there of nature inspiring new materials?

  • How do apes solve the problem of eating a healthy balanced diet?  Why do humans find it so difficult?

  • What do submarines have in common with sea creatures?

  • A tree is a highly efficicient solar energy converter.  Can we harness its power?

  • Bats use ultrasound for navigation.  What do we use it for?

  • A beehive is a highly efficient and strong structure.  Why?

Inspired by nature


Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Lessons we have learnt from nature

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Have a go at finding some more information using the Sweet Search search engine in the box below.  Sweet Search looks for useful information for students on the internet. 

Here are some ideas of keywords and search strings you could try.

Inspired by Nature - POPSCI

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