Biomimicry: Nature is the Mother of Invention @ Blue Blocks
At Blue Blocks, education has never been prescriptive; children are encouraged to understand and apply the learning by doing. The innovation lab is an arena for experiments and creativity. Biomimicry, while being a subject by itself is also a combination of physics, engineering, math, history and art. Biomimicry is technically not a new concept for the children of Blue Blocks who have already used these to create drones.
For the children, this is an exciting and wondrous way to discover the world around them and create a relevant and sustainable relationship with nature. For Blue Blocks, it’s the joy of creating responsible and thinking future citizens.
Our Young Innovators
Prof Srikar, Department of Design at IIT Hyderabad worked along with the Blue Blocks team to design the space , inspiration being a beehive, which actually portrays biomimicry itself. " The space should ignite a sense of curiosity and a sense of discovery among children. Also aid them to observe nature more deeply to harness solutions for day to day problems. This lab will act as a spring board for children at a very young age, to tinker, experiment, build prototypes and learn from nature which will go a long way as they pursue their passion domains in the future" said Prof. Srikar.
This will encourage children to explore, study, research, and find answers to current and future problems using nature. Children will learn observation and journaling skills, understand the interdependencies and interconnections in the nature, find patterns, have sensorial awareness, empathy, curiosity, investigative ability, an enquiring, reasoning and critical thinking mind.
- Sandhya Rao
- A Biomimicry Expert
As a part of this program, the children also get to work with expert ornithologists, herpetologists, ecologists, ethologists, botanists, geologists and pedologists, which will open up a completely different way of thinking for them not to mention the exposure it provides.”
- Pavan Goyal
- The Founder and head of Blue Blocks
We are always looking for ways to ensure that our education doesn’t stay just within the books and instead is symbiotic with the world around them. And especially in today’s world, understanding, protecting, and living with nature is amongst the most important lessons that we need to teach our children.