Inventing Cancer Goggles
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Dr. Samuel Achilefu demonstrates his invention of “cancer goggles,” a new virtual reality invention changing the surgical process for cancer patients.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DInvention-21**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • What STEAM concepts are represented by the “cancer goggles?”
  • Have learners brainstorm other ideas that would be innovative in medical research.
  • Use the video as your students study the scientific inquiry process. Based on what they learn in the video, what do they believe was the hypothesis for the project? What other examples do they see of the scientific inquiry process in practice?


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.