Sample Video 32: Invention 12: Explore! Invention

How do you create a new invention? What is the process like? View this archived program to learn directly from inventors. Meet Dr. Samuel Achilefu, professor at Washington University in St. Louis and inventor of cancer goggles that are changing the way surgeons are able to operate on cancer patients. And meet five St. Louis area middle school students who were honored at the White House Science Fair for their creation of an environmentally friendly process for Styrofoam recycling and an environmentally friendly adhesive.

Student Tools

Student Tool 7: Let's Operate

Use this student tool with a learning activity related to the following Educate.Today video: Invention 12 “Explore! Invention” (The interview with Dr. Achilefu who has developed a “virtual tool” for cancer surgery can be viewed from 11:37 to 19:22 in the video), Invention 14: “Future Cancer Treatment” and Invention 15: “Virtual Reality and Cancer.”

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Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 290: Arts Integration Activity--Inventions

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity combining science, language arts, and visual arts as students learn about the process of invention and create a graphic novel. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Invention-1, Invention-3, Invention-4, Invention-6, Invention-7, Invention-9, Invention-10, Invention-11, Invention-12, Invention-13, Invention-15, Invention-16, Invention-17.

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Teacher Tool 291: STEAM Activity--Inventions

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining science, language arts, and visual arts as students learn about the process of invention and create a graphic novel. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Invention-1, Invention-3, Invention-4, Invention-6, Invention-7, Invention-9, Invention-10, Invention-11, Invention-12, Invention-13, Invention-15, Invention-16, Invention-17.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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