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15 lesson plans teaching the power of invention

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Learn how inventions are solving problems around the world and then have students design their own inventions that help their communities. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Design an animal-inspired invention to solve an environmental problem

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how farm animals are improving energy output on solar farms and design their own device to improve a problem that relies on an eco-friendly solution. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How students can invent adaptive devices like 3D printed prosthetics

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about assistive devices and how innovation plays a key role in the invention process. Continue reading

STEM Student Reporting Labs: Why this athlete created a sports concussion sensor

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In the NewsHour lesson, you’ll learn about a concussion sensor invention to help athletes detect if they may have had a concussion during a game. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Hawaii’s fix for food deserts | STEM Student Reporting Labs

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Hawaii, for all its tropical splendor, is a relative food desert when it comes to native-grown produce. In this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs STEM video “Aquaponics Hawaiian Style” to understand the importance of organic and urban farming in small spacescreate a sustainable agricultural system. Continue reading

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