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10 lesson plans on invention education

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Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on these 10 PBS NewsHour lessons to explore inventions that battle invasive species, explore untapped renewable energy and more. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How inventions will land humans on Mars

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Using the invention process, students will explore solutions to some of the problems facing the Mars mission and decide whether or not they are on board with expanding humankind’s reach in the universe. Continue reading

Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Video summary PBS NewsHour’s four-part series on “Junk News” explores who is behind creating inflammatory news sites and why. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien…read more

Lesson plan: How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

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