invention

Lesson plan: Invent an app that helps your community

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson plan: Invent your own device to battle invasive species

Lesson Plan

Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading

Inventions: How do innovation and design help people with disabilities?

Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the role of inventions in improving accessibility for people with disabilities and create a paper or cardboard prototype of their own invention. Continue reading

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