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12 news stories that make STEM meaningful for students

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Texas teachers swung into action this week during NewsHour Extra’s workshop, “How to make STEM meaningful through current events” at Texas A&M’s K12 Summer Institute in Kerryville, Texas. Check out the resources they created here! Continue reading

Lesson plan: How renewable energy inventions protect the environment

Lesson Plan

In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. 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

West Virginia students reveal how a chemical spill affected their community

Student Voice

Students at Richwood High School in West Virginia reported on the importance of water quality in their community and the far-reaching effects of the chemical spill. Continue reading

Newly Discovered ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Has Potential for Life

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Scientists are always on the lookout for planets with the right conditions for liquid water and life. Now, American astronomers have discovered Gliese 581g, a…read more

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