How Nature Inspires 3M Science


Go inside a 3M innovation center to learn how a wide variety of passionate scientists work together to create life-changing products. Students will investigate how scientists use biomimicry to harness the complexity of the natural world to solve problems and inspire new innovations. Transport students to 3M World Headquarters and explore a variety of exciting careers in science.

  • Can you think of a natural phenomenon that would provide good inspiration for biomimicry?
  • Did you know ultrasound was originally created by applying biomimicry to dolphins?
  • Would you rather experiment in the lab, research in the field, or work on product development?
  • What animals have taught us the most through biomimicry?