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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

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In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Man on a mission: Climate change vs. man-made automobile” students learn how solar powered cars can help reduce our carbon footprint. Continue reading

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Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin


Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Talking Trash and Your Environment

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Use this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs video to shed light on the marine debris problem along our rivers and in our oceans. This video…read more

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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Climate Change, Salmon and NOAA

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In this PBS Student Reporting Labs video, Oregon teens consult government agencies on the consequences of unchecked human actions on the natural environment. Students are exposed to the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the research and resources they provide. Continue reading


Lionfish-zapping robot offers solution to invasive species


Invasive lionfish have devastating effects on native species and ecosystems in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, but robotic technology offers a new way to stem their spread. Continue reading

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