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Lesson plan: Design an animal-inspired invention to solve an environmental problem

Lesson Plan

In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how farm animals are improving energy output on solar farms and design their own device to improve a problem that relies on an eco-friendly solution. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Design an invention to keep first responders safe

Lesson Plan

As first responders keep our communities safe, learn how to help keep them safe through new inventions. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

Lesson Plan

Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Will Robots Someday Fight Our Wars?

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Battlefield robots are nothing new in Hollywood, but they aren’t just science fiction anymore. The military has deployed thousands of them for use in Iraq…read more

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