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Lesson plan: Invent an app that helps your community

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Several young entrepreneurs in California’s rural Salinas Valley are inventing new apps to boost the economy and bring about new jobs. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will also have the opportunity to design their own app that helps their community. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Storm chasing reveals clues to our weather future

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Storm chasing: We do not recommend you try this at home! The top 208 weather and climate disasters in the United States have resulted in…read more

Lesson plan: Students invent their own device to battle invasive species

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Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading

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

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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