Biomimicry: The Mystery of the Lotus Effect by: Amy R. Taylor, Bethany P. Broadwell, M. Gail Jones, and Michael R. Falvo

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One of the most interesting applications of nanoscale science involves nanomimicry—or technology that mimics the unique structures of biomaterials. This activity uses the forensics approach to have students investigate various plant surfaces and their interactions with substances to explore the phenomena of the lotus effect.

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  • on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:01 PM

This book chapter introduces an outstanding activity to help students investigate biomimicry. As students engage in a 5E lesson, they learn how scientists turn toward nature to look for innovative ideas and inventions. Students will surely enjoy investigating the Mystery of the Lotus Effect!

Maureen Stover  (Fayetteville, NC)
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)

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