Nature’s Origami

Lesson Plans

Monday, June 3rd, 2019


Lesson Overview :

Lesson focuses on teams of students using nature-derived inspiration to design a functioning solar panel that can charge a cell phone. Students study the need for renewable energy production and use knowledge of folding patterns in nature to create their own light-sensitive, folding solar panel.


Age Level or Subject:

  • Grades: 9-12

  • Subjects: Environmental Science, Digital Electronics


Lesson or Unit Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Understand trade-offs of alternative energy sources

  • Understand Ohm’s law and basic circuit construction

  • Use principles of biomimicry to create a usable product

  • Observe natural systems as a source of design inspiration


Full Lesson Plan




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