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Five 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 the five PBS NewsHour lessons below to explore inventions that are battling invasive species, finding 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

National monuments: Whose job is it to protect public lands?

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Whose land grab is it? And whose job is it to protect public lands? Explore President Trump’s decision to dramatically cut back the size of two national monuments in Utah last week with your students. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Climate change and the 2017 hurricane season

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students study the storms which ravaged the southeastern region of the U.S. and the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and look at the role climate change plays in extreme weather events. Continue reading

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