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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

8 lesson plans teaching the power of invention

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Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on these eight PBS NewsHour lessons to explore inventions that battle invasive species, explore untapped renewable energy and more. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Design your own Ice Age hiking trail

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Challenge your students to design their own scenic hiking trail based on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

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