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Lesson plan: How student inventors can help solve the Earth’s plastic problem

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about invention education and how students are creating solutions to help improve plastic pollution. Continue reading

12 news stories that make STEM meaningful for students

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Texas teachers swung into action this week during NewsHour Extra’s workshop, “How to make STEM meaningful through current events” at Texas A&M’s K12 Summer Institute in Kerryville, Texas. Check out the resources they created here! Continue reading

Lesson plan: Climate change and the 2017 hurricane season

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students study the storms which ravaged the southeastern region of the U.S. and the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and look at the role climate change plays in extreme weather events. Continue reading

Fun facts about the 2017 solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017, will provide an out-of-this-world experience for millions of Americans when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. This scientific event is called a solar eclipse. Continue reading

Nobel prize awarded for improving the light bulb

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Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics this week for an invention that revolutionized lighting and paved the way for energy-efficient white lights. Continue reading

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