innovation

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 are saving sea turtles

Lesson Plan

Students will research different ways to curb poaching of sea turtles and design their own invention to help protect endangered species. 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: 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

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