STEM

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

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: How well are our wells?

Lesson Plan

In the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab video, “Water Scarcity for New Mexico Natives,” Las Cruces High School students describe climate changes and human activities which impact quality and availability of groundwater. In the lesson plan, students gather information from a low-cost physical model, choose a part of the groundwater and well problem, propose a solution and defend their proposal. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

Lesson Plan

Can you think of innovative ways we can use the sun to provide us with energy? In this NewsHour lesson, students will design their own solar cars and research how to make their vehicles ecologically friendly. Continue reading

PBS Student Reporting Labs STEM lesson plan: Climate change and your community

Lesson Plan

Ninety-seven percent of scientists currently agree that global surface temperatures have increased over recent decades and that these trends are almost certainly due to human activities.…read more

Scientists see supersonic hyperloop trains as way of the future

Video

Imagine being able to make an otherwise six hour car trip in just about 30 minutes. That is the goal researchers hope to make reality through hyperloop technology. Continue reading

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