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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: 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

3D printer technology gives girl her hand back

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Invention education allows students to examine real-world problems and come up with solutions. In this lesson, a group of young college students created a 3D prosthetic hand for a four-year old girl so she could play with her sisters and ride her scooter. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How new inventions help people with disabilities and injuries

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For decades, technology has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities and injuries. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will learn about the invention…read more

Lesson plan: Build empathy with stories about disabilities

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Are you an empathetic person? Use these stories about individuals with disabilities, all conceived of, filmed and edited by middle and high school students, to…read more

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