Design and Technology KS2: Beyond Bionic
Action adventurer Andy Torbet has scaled the world's highest mountains, dived the deepest seas and wing-suited through the skies. Now he's exploring the science behind some of nature’s most incredible animals to see if he can recreate their super powers using technology.
This collection includes:
- Can technology help Andy match the amazing super-strength of a gorilla?
- What makes grasshoppers so good at jumping? Andy uses a bungee chord to find out.
- Andy attempts to recreate the hummingbirds' amazing ability to hover using a gravity-defying Flyboard.
- How are Japanese spider crabs able to survive huge pressures at extreme depths?
- Andy comes jaw to jaw with one of the ocean's fiercest predators, but what makes mako sharks such fast swimmers?
- What makes an ostrich such a fast runner? Andy tries to outrun the fastest bird in the world on two legs.
- Andy struggles to climb a ten storey, glass building to match a gecko lizard, but what makes these lizards such good climbers?
These short films are from the BBC series, Beyond Bionic.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 and Second Level students.