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Lesson Plan: How inventions using water power create renewable energy

Lesson Plan

Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? This PBS NewsHour lesson lets students explore inventions that use the power of water and asks them to develop a business plan which incorporates a renewable energy source for the communities in which they live. Continue reading

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

Lesson Plan

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

West Virginia students reveal how a chemical spill affected their community

Student Voice

Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia reported on the importance of water quality in their community and the far-reaching effects of the chemical spill. Continue reading

Newly Discovered ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Has Potential for Life

Article

Scientists are always on the lookout for planets with the right conditions for liquid water and life. Now, American astronomers have discovered Gliese 581g, a…read more

Coca-Cola and Farmers Fight Over Water Use

Video

In India, a water resources dispute between local farmers and soft-drink producer Coca-Cola has attracted international attention. Farmers report that water levels under their land…read more

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