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Teaching Kids in Vietnam to Avoid a Deadly, Everyday Legacy of WarMichael Sullivan, for All Things Considered on NPR
This NPR story describes education in Vietnam today that might save a life: lessons about different kinds of explosives.Pair “Teaching Kids in Vietnam to Avoid a Deadly Everyday Legacy of War” with “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” and ask students to explore the impact that Marian Bechtel’s device could have on the current situation in Vietnam.
How an 11-Year-Old Boy Invented the PopsicleShelby Pope for NPR
In this article, the young innovator responsible for inventing the popsicle at 11 years old is discussed.Pair “Young innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “How an 11-Year-Old Boy Invented the Popsicle” and have students discuss the similar themes of the two texts. Consider how these inventors were able to achieve success at such a young age. What contributed to this?
President Obama's National Address to America's SchoolchildrenPresident Barack Obama
In "President Obama's National Address to America's Schoolchildren," President Obama discusses the importance of education and the responsibility of students to commit to their education.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “President Obama’s National Address to America’s Schoolchildren” and ask students to discuss how education plays a role in success in each text. How does Marian Bechtel’s success at 17 years old comment on the potential of students? What is required of students to succeed in school, as well as in life?
A Kenyan Teen's Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save LionsNina Gregory
In "A Kenyan Teen's Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions," Richard Turere explains his solution to an animal conservation crisis.Pair “A Kenyan Teen’s Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions” with “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” and ask students to think about how the latter piece builds upon and adds depth to the former. Both articles tell the story of a young person who designed a widely useful invention based on an experience or passion that informed their youth. What characteristics or motivations separate these young people from other teenagers? Is it important to maintain a sense of intellectual curiosity in everyday life?
Teenage Inventor Alexis Lewis Thinks That Kids Have the Solutions to the World's ProblemsMegan Gambino
In a 2015 interview with Smithsonian Magazine, teen Alexis Lewis discusses her success as an inventor and why more kids should be inventors.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “Teenage Inventor Alexis Lewis Thinks That Kids Have the Solutions to the World's Problems” and ask students to discuss the accomplishments of the two teens discussed in each text. In what ways do students think the inventors’ ages contributed to their ability to create the inventions discussed in the text?
Was Einstein a Space Alien?NASA Science News
The informational text "Was Einstein a Space Alien?" discusses Albert Einstein's numerous and impressive discoveries, specifically his discovery regarding the composition of light.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “Was Einstein a Space Alien?” and ask students to discuss the discoveries of these two great minds from different generations. How did Marian Bechtel’s love for science develop? How does this compare to Einstein’s interest in science? How did both exhibit creativity when they made their discoveries?
Psst… Hey, YouMark Fischetti
In the informational text "Psst… Hey, You," Mark Fischetti discusses Joseph Pompei's invention that directs sound to specific listeners.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “Psst… Hey, You” and ask students to discuss these two inventions involving sounds. How does Marian Bechtel’s invention utilizing sound compare to Joseph Pompei’s? Do students think one invention’s use is more valuable than the other? Why or why not?
Why double-majors might beat you out of a jobMatthew J. Mayhew and Benjamin S. Selznick
In the informational text, "Why double-majors might beat you out of a job," Matthew J. Mayhew and Benjamin S. Selznick discuss why employers are interested in double-majors.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “Why double-majors might beat you out of a job” and ask students to discuss the benefits of possessing innovative traits. How does Marian Bechtel show that she is an innovative individual? How does her knowledge across multiple subjects contribute to her ability to invent a land mine detector?
In "Soular," a new invention is scrutinized by government organizations for its unintended capabilities.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “Soular” to provide students with an example of a young person discussing the process of creating an invention. What do students think the Church, the Surgeon General, and Civil Liberties Union in “Soular” would have to say about Marian’s device? Would they support it or protest it? Do students think there are other groups who would speak out about this device? Why?
These teens have some ideas for stopping climate changeBethany Brookshire
Even though the topic of climate change can be overwhelming, teens in this text explain what they would do if they had the power to stop climate change.Pair “Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines” with “These teens have some ideas for stopping climate change” and ask students to consider the role that young people can play in creating change in the world. How does Marian Bechetel’s invention help us to think about the things that could be achieved if the young people in Bethany Brookshire’s text were given the opportunity?