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3D printer technology gives girl her hand back

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Invention education allows students to examine real-world problems and come up with solutions. In this lesson, a group of young college students created a 3D prosthetic hand for a four-year old girl so she could play with her sisters and ride her scooter. Continue reading

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 inventions will land humans on Mars

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. 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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