Inventing a Better World

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From play pumps that provide clean water to shoes made from trash, innovators change the world one invention at a time. After researching various inventions, young entrepreneurs develop their own. Extension opportunities include prompts for writing and reflecting.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Research and discuss inventions developed by youth to address social projects
  • Have class members team up to create their inventions to solve global crisis
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access and project materials 
  • Project allows for a hands-on experience
  • Research component develops skills
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