invention

STEM Student Reporting Labs: Why this athlete created a sports concussion sensor

Video

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

10 lesson plans teaching the power of invention

Lesson Plan

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: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

Lesson Plan

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

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

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. Continue reading

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