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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: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

Lesson Plan

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: 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 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

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

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