Gecko Feet

Description:  The foot of a gecko has folds upon folds upon folds. This increases the surface area between the foot of the gecko and the surface it is climbing on. Intermolecular forces between the two surfaces allows the gecko to scale vertical surfaces. This phenomenon can be used as an introduction to biomimicry or as an application of intermolecular forces.

Web Resources: Gecko Feet Inspire Climbing Space Robots, How Do Geckos’ Feet Work?