Biomimicry Challenge – Day 6

Dandelions. Everywhere!

Random is often not a very positive word so we have to teach children to embrace the idea of randomness.

Randomness lies at the very heart of creative thinking. A random word or picture helps us to break patterns.We can think from a new and often unusual perspective. A random word or picture can spark an idea that can be used to invent something new. Sometimes the random word or picture does not give you the exact solution that you were looking for but often it a great inspiration that forces you to think dive into something new and exciting.

X-ray, ice lollies, cellophane and super glue were all created through random accidents.

Dandelion seeds are dispersed by wind. Use a “random” word to design something by using dandelion seeds as inspiration. Build a model of your inventions using recycled materials and natural materials such as twigs.

“Random” words:

  • Air balloon
  • Sport
  • Cake
  • Lamp
  • Fan
  • Parachute

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Photo Pixabay

 

I would love to see your creations so please send them to me and I will post them here. You find my email address at the top under the page About. Thanks.

Links to designs and innovations

http://inhabitat.com/stunning-chandelier-features-dandelion-encased-leds/fragile-future-iii-chandelier-2/

http://minekafon.blogspot.co.uk/

P.S. Rosie at Green Grubs Garden Club has written an inspiring blog posts about Fun with Dandelions. Warmly recommended.

 

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