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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: How well are our wells?

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In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Water Scarcity for New Mexico Natives,” Las Cruces High School students describe climate changes and human activities which impact quality and availability of groundwater. In the lesson plan, students gather information from a low-cost physical model, choose a part of the groundwater and well problem, propose a solution and defend their proposal. Continue reading

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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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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

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Inventions: How do innovation and design help people with disabilities?

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Students will learn about the role of inventions in improving accessibility for people with disabilities and create a paper or cardboard prototype of their own invention. Continue reading

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