Unit Overview

What can we learn from plants and animals to help inspire new technologies? In this unit, students look at examples of camouflage, protection, and bioluminescence in nature to engineer bioinspired bags or packs for a client. They become materials engineers as they explore the properties of materials and use the Engineering Design Process to create and improve their designs, making sure they meet their client’s unique criteria and constraints.

Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher and one Materials Kit per 24 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience.  

 

Educator Guide Print + Digital 1yr
Materials Kit

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Product Name Qty
Engineering Bioinspired Gear Educator Guide Print + Digital 1yr
Special Price $79.00 Regular Price $109.00
Engineering Bioinspired Gear Educator Guide Digital 1yr
$99.00
Engineering Bioinspired Gear Materials Kit
$529.00

Program Components 
Educator Guides are available in two formats: Print + Digital and Digital only.   

Print + Digital 1yr:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit 
  • Printed copy of student-facing engineering journal for duplication
  • One year of digital access to the Educator Guide via learn.eie.org 

Digital 1 yr:

  • One year of digital access to the Educator Guide via learn.eie.org 
    Note: Digital Access is granted on a per-year, per-user basis and is non-transferable. After the initial purchase of a Print + Digital Guide you can purchase Digital Only for subsequent years’ use. 

Materials Kit 

  • Includes materials to support 24 learners 

 

Create a STEM mindset. Implement engineering with fidelity. Partner with EiE to create a culture of STEM and problem solving as you learn best practices for teaching STEM and share knowledge through full or multi-day workshops; teacher educator institutes, and multi-year implementation planning and strategy development. Explore our professional development programs and empower STEM.

The Digital Educator Guide provides convenient, on-demand, online access to the Educator Guide and resources. Use the Digital Educator Guide to seamlessly project in-class, deliver STEM learning virtually, and prepare for lessons anytime, anywhere. Contact your sales representative for renewal information and for access for multiple teachers.   

Note: Digital Access is granted on a per-year, per-user basis and is non-transferable. After the initial purchase of a Print + Digital Guide you can purchase Digital Only for subsequent years’ use.  

Shipping: Expected shipping time will be approximately 8-10 business days from the receipt of your order.

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Return Policy: Product in original condition may be returned within 30 days of receipt for refund or replacement. Customer is responsible for shipping charges.