Innovation & Invention

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

Lesson plan: Design an invention to keep first responders safe

Lesson Plan

As first responders keep our communities safe, learn how to help keep them safe through new inventions. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Inventing “assistive devices” that give people their independence

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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 invented 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: How inventions will land humans on Mars

Lesson Plan

Using the invention process, students will explore solutions to some of the problems facing the Mars mission and decide whether or not they are on board with expanding humankind’s reach in the universe. Continue reading

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