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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

15 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: 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: 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

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