Biologize Your Question

In this step we begin to ‘biologise the question’ for each function identified in the previous step.

Here are some examples:

What does your solution need to do if it is to succeed?What function does this relate to?Biologised question
It needs to be able to be built tall.Vertical assembly of a structureHow does nature construct upwards with minimal use of materials?
It needs to be able to keep warm with little energy.Insulate; regulate temperature;How does nature insulate and maintain internal temperatures?
It needs to withstand strong winds.Manage physical stresses; prevent structural failureHow does nature manage physical forces?
Examples of biologised questions


What question do you need to ask in order to learn from nature (biologise the question)?

Do this for each function.

Make use of this worksheet to record your responses.