Grade 6 Discover : Set 5 Copy
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Recent studies have shown that in crowded conditions plants ‘communicate’ with other plants to avoid competing situations.
This is done by releasing chemical secretions into the soil by the cortex of this part.
Which part of the plant are we talking about?CorrectIncorrect
So that means this part of the plant is in the soil.
Biomimicry is the imitation of characteristics from nature for the purpose of finding solutions to everyday problems.
This building in Qatar was modelled on a certain plant because of the way they survive in the hot and dry environment.
Which plant are we talking about?CorrectIncorrect
Shape of the Building being a hint here.
Shown here is the ‘Smartflower’ solar system which is a state-of-the-art solar panel that tracks the sun as it moves across the sky.
Thereby it can generate more electricity than a conventional solar panel.
Which flower that exhibits similar characteristics is this inspired by?CorrectIncorrect
The flower that it is inspired by also moves across and tracks the sun.
The Baobab trees also called ‘bottle trees’, grows in dry regions of Africa and Australia.
The bark of the tree is so soft that elephants are known to poke holes into it, in order to reach the inner spongy part.
Why do you think elephants exhibit such behavior?CorrectIncorrect
Bottle trees, they are found in dry regions and the inside part is spongy.
The National Emblem of Indonesia, the ‘Garuda Pancasila’ carries a shield that represents the national ideologies of the country.
In the top right corner of the shield is a tree, which represents unity out of many far-flung cultural roots since it is known for having large aerial roots and branches that strengthen it.
Which tree is this?CorrectIncorrect
This tree has an Indian connection as well.
After returning from a hunting trip with his dog in the Alps in 1941, Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed some burdock seeds had stuck to his clothes and his dog’s fur.
This inspired him to invent the hook and loop fasteners. How do we better know this sticky product?CorrectIncorrect