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Daily News Lesson: What waiving vaccine patent rights might mean for big pharma

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President Joe Biden has given the initial nod for the U.S. to waive patent rights on COVID vaccines to boost international production. Continue reading

Daily News Lesson: What ‘vaccine passports’ say about global equity

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As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at a much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over “vaccine passports.” Continue reading

“Invention Education” lesson series where students are the inventors

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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

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

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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