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Lesson plan: How biomimicry inspires natured-based inventions to solve human problems

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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

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: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

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Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading

Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Video summary PBS NewsHour’s four-part series on “Junk News” explores who is behind creating inflammatory news sites and why. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien…read more

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

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