The Leading Edge

Lesson plan: How biomimicry inspires natured-based inventions to solve human problems

Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about biomimicry — an innovative method in which nature inspires new inventions to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. 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: How inventions will land humans on Mars

Lesson Plan

Using the invention process, students will explore solutions to some of the problems facing the Mars mission and decide whether or not they are on board with expanding humankind’s reach in the universe. Continue reading

Asbestos still causing harm amid broken regulatory system

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This NewsHour lesson explores how the U.S. continues to import asbestos despite its lethal health impacts. Continue reading

Our plastic problem and how to solve it

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion…read more

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