Biomimicry and Medicine
Biomimicry and Medicine
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Annotation: Learn how biomimicry uses nature as inspiration and how it is playing an important role in the medical field.
Genre: Technology
Catalog Number: #170634
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Rourke Publishing
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-641-56459-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-641-56459-5
Dewey: 608
LCCN: 2018930486
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
This volume in the Nature-Inspired Innovations series (6 titles) sets readers up for success with a "Before & After Reading Activities" section. Comprehension questions and activities will help students focus on complicated engineering subjects as they learn how scientists take inspiration from creatures in nature to make advancements in the medical field. Examples of such biomimicry can be very small: scientists replicate a process they learned from microscopic tardigrades to protect vaccines. Larger instances include surgical glue inspired by a marine worm, and a medical needle similar to porcupine quills; the design of prosthetic limbs has also been influenced by animal adaptations. Despite an occasional factual error (a pit viper is referred to as poisonous; it's actually venomous), this is a well-structured, well-laid-out guide to a hard-to-grasp subject.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 2,257
Reading Level: 6.6
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.6 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 197945 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 1070L
Guided Reading Level: T

Learn how biomimicry uses nature as inspiration and how it is playing an important role in the medical field. This title supports NGSS for Engineering Design.


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