I then introduced the quest to the students: How can we use reverse-engineering to learn from nature and innovate solutions?
I reminded them of how we used reverse-engineering when taking apart a video game to figure out how it works. They then went on to reverse-engineer a sunflower, taking it apart into its component part in order to get inspired by nature to come up with an innovative solution based on the color, structure, or function of the sunflower. Their ideas were great! I used dotstorming to crowdsource the ideas. Students had the opportunity to vote on their top 3 after which I used the ranking function to organize the ideas.