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Sharing innovation and invention stories

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In this lesson plan, students will watch and discuss three short STEM videos produced by NewsHour’s teen reporters. Continue reading

STEM Current Events: How DNA testing cracks cold cases

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In this NewsHour lesson, find out about the first genetic genealogy case to go to trial — and how the science behind it solved a 32-year-old double murder. Continue reading

Zombie autopsies: You’ll be wishin’ for some neurotransmission – Lesson Plan 1

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This lesson introduces students to neurons and neurotransmission through multi-media and active learning games. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How mimicking nature inspires new inventions

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In this lesson plan, students will learn about biomimicry — an innovative method in which nature inspires new inventions to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How animals help us design new inventions to solve environmental problems

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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

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