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10 lesson plans on invention that will change the world

Lesson Plan

Learn how inventions are solving problems around the world and then have students design their own inventions that help their communities. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How “Impact Inventing” could solve public health issues

Lesson Plan

In this STEM lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Could genetically engineered mice reduce Lyme disease?”, and design their own inventions that could help solve public health issues. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

Lesson Plan

Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How renewable energy inventions protect the environment

Lesson Plan

In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How new inventions help people with disabilities and injuries

Lesson Plan

For decades, technology has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities and injuries. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will learn about the invention…read more

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