Nature Did It First: Engineering Through Biomimicry Spiral-Bound | May 1, 2020

Karen Ansberry, Jennifer DiRubbio (Illustrated by)

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This beautifully illustrated and informative book shows readers some of the ways that we have mimicked nature to improve our lives.

Have you ever wondered how Velcro came to be? Nature was the inspiration!

As you turn the pages in this beautiful book,you will find an introduction to biomimicry and engineering for young readers learning to see connections. Nature’s brilliance has inspired humans to look outdoors with the eyes of an engineer and create products based on bats ’echolocation, a gecko’s sticky feet, the pitcher plant’s super slippery surface, a humpback whale’s bumpy flippers, a pill bug’s defense, and a kingfisher’s streamlined beak.

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 1584696583
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.08 x 11.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
"Rhymes, such as yard and Bernard... will help youngsters, ages 5 – 10, read independently. Endnotes including a glossary and a STEM Biomimicry Design Challenge, complement the examples of copying nature to solve a problem. " — Oneota Reading Journal

Karen Ansberry is a mom, teacher, writer, and nature lover. As the co-author of the Picture-Perfect STEM and Picture-Perfect Science series for elementary teachers, she gives workshops across the country helping teachers learn to integrate STEM and reading. Karen has taught science for over 25 years. Her science classroom was full of pets, including finches, rats, chinchillas, snakes, and even hissing cockroaches! Karen lives in historic Lebanon, Ohio, with her husband, four children, and three dogs, Find her at