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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: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

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Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading

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

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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?

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

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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

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