Technology

Lesson plan: Invent an app that helps your community

Lesson Plan

Several young entrepreneurs in California’s rural Salinas Valley are inventing new apps to boost the economy and bring about new jobs. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will also have the opportunity to design their own app that helps their community. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

Lesson Plan

Can you think of innovative ways we can use the sun to provide us with energy? In this NewsHour lesson, students will design their own solar cars and research how to make their vehicles ecologically friendly. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Are teens addicted to technology?

Lesson Plan

What roles do social media and technology play in teens’ lives? Is it possible that teens are addicted to their phones? In this lesson plan, students will respond to PBS NewsHour’s Brief but Spectacular episode, “Teens on Tech.” Continue reading

Scientists see supersonic hyperloop trains as way of the future

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Imagine being able to make an otherwise six hour car trip in just about 30 minutes. That is the goal researchers hope to make reality through hyperloop technology. Continue reading

How has technology changed the way candidates run for president? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) Social studies, U.S. Government, Civics Estimated Time: Two to three 45-minute class periods Grade Level 7-12 Objective Students will: Examine the role of the…read more

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