Has nature had an impact on the design of new materials?

In this lesson, we’ll take a look at the materials nature uses to solve problems, we’ll then have a go at inventing our own.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Materials used to make things can be inspired by nature.

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Q2.Many design issues that designers face have already been solved by nature.

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Q3.Plants are the main source of inspiration to designers

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Q4.Nano particles are too small to see by eye.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Materials used to make things can be inspired by nature.

1/4

Q2.Many design issues that designers face have already been solved by nature.

2/4

Q3.Plants are the main source of inspiration to designers

3/4

Q4.Nano particles are too small to see by eye.

4/4

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Has nature had an impact on the design of new materials?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

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Q1.Velcro was inspired by the hooks of a 'Burdock' plant.

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Q2.Hydrophobic repels the gas hydrogen.

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Q3.Fog catchers are being used to collect water from the air.

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Q4.Shark skin is used to coat planes and boats to help them move faster.

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Has nature had an impact on the design of new materials?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Velcro was inspired by the hooks of a 'Burdock' plant.

1/4

Q2.Hydrophobic repels the gas hydrogen.

2/4

Q3.Fog catchers are being used to collect water from the air.

3/4

Q4.Shark skin is used to coat planes and boats to help them move faster.

4/4

Lesson summary: Has nature had an impact on the design of new materials?

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This was the final lesson in the unit Design in the natural world.

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