Design and Technology KS2: What makes gecko lizards such good climbers?

Andy Torbet travels to the east coast of America to try and match one of the best climbers in the animal kingdom, the gecko.

This little lizard has incredible climbing abilities thanks to amazing sticky toe pads on its feet that allow the gecko to climb on almost any surface.

To match it, Andy has been set an almost impossible Beyond Bionic challenge - to climb a 10 storey, glass building using just his hands and feet.

Will he be able to track down the tech to help him climb where no human has before?

This is from the series: Beyond Bionic

Teacher Notes

You could get your class to work in groups to research and design their own technology to match the gecko lizard.

They could make posters and simple miniature prototypes, before presenting their designs to the rest of the class; outlining the science that would help them.

Curriculum Notes

These clips are suitable for teaching Design and Technology at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at 2nd Level in Scotland.

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