Biomimetics - Designed by Nature

Published 3rd December 2015

A new 30 minute BBC Learning programme suitable for KS3 which  explores and explains 4 different examples of biomimetics:

  1. Soft robots – robots inspired by nature
  2. Adaptive textiles – clothing that adapts to the weather
  3. Auxetic materials – materials that absorb heavy impact
  4. Biotechnology – biodegradable fashion

Watch the video here.

The programme was developed by Dr Veronika Kapsali, one of the UK’s leading experts on biomimetics. She would be very interested in  hearing any comments on the programme. Please email her at

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