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12 lesson plans teaching the power of invention

Lesson Plan

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: How students can invent adaptive devices like 3D printed prosthetics

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about assistive devices and how innovation plays a key role in the invention process. 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

Lesson plan: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

Lesson Plan

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

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