"The Striped Invader", School Journal, level 2, May 2019
01 May 2019
This article describes the life cycle of a wasp and how the young queen creates her nest. Wasps nests are among the most impressive structures in nature.
Other useful resources
- Wonderful world of wasp nests – This article showcases wasp nests in the American Museum of Natural History collection.
- What can paper wasps teach us about 3D printing – This article suggests that the paper wasp could give technologists ideas on how to 3D print using environmentally friendly materials.
- Lazerian: bravais armchair and radiolarian sofa – This article presents a honeycomb range of cardboard furniture influenced by structures found in nature such as wasps nests.
- Learning from animals: 30 animals that made us smarter – This is a BBC podcast series exploring biomimicry as a growing area of research into nature inspired innovation solutions.
Indicators of progression for discussion starters
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