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CLIP 4441

How nature inspired the design of velcro

How nature inspired the design of velcro

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Key Info
  • How nature inspired the design of velcro
  • Duration: 00:44
  • A look at how burrs found in nature inspired the development of Velcro. Burrs use little hooks to attach themselves to passing animals, enabling their seeds to be dispersed around the environment. Velcro works similarly, but one side has hooks and the other has loops so they can stick firmly together.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology


    Design and Make

  • Keywords: fastenings, seed dispersal, burr, hooks, Velcro, loops, technology, invention
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as part of a project looking at the world around us and the many connections between nature and inventions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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