innovation

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

High school journalists report on sex education and public health

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Learn how PBS’ teen reporters are covering important health care issues like teen pregnancy in this STEM Student Reporting Labs “Health Innovators” series. 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 inventions are saving sea turtles

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Students will research different ways to curb poaching of sea turtles and design their own invention to help protect endangered species. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How “Impact Inventing” could help fight Lyme Disease

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In this STEM lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Could genetically engineered mice reduce Lyme disease?”, and design their own inventions that could help solve public health issues. Continue reading

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