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K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

Additional related resources

We’re in the process of aligning our content for students to the Standard Course of Study. As we do, you’ll find it here.

General resources

Aligned lesson plans

Ecuador: A study of population
In this lesson, students will create population pyramid graphs and analyze photographs to investigate population in Ecuador. Students will draw on this analysis to make predictions about how population issues will affect Ecuador's future. The lesson plan is designed to be adapted to the study of various countries.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
By Eric Eaton.
Ecuador: A land of climate diversity
In this lesson, students will create climate graphs and analyze photographs to investigate the various types of climate in Ecuador and the interactions between climate and human culture. The lesson plan is designed to be adapted to the study of various countries.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5 and 7 Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
By Eric Eaton.

Resources on the web

WWII tree disease
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about the debate over the unintended consequences of military invasions. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Worry beads
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about a study that was conducted to examine whether people who kept their hands busy during high-stress situations experienced fewer adverse effects. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Why civilizations fall
In this lesson, part of a two-lesson series from Science NetLinks, students find out about the social changes that caused the collapse of important ancient civilizations in Central America, Mesopotamia, the southwestern United States, and western Africa. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Science and Social Studies)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
When natural hazards become human disasters
In this Xpeditions lesson, students gain a better understanding of natural events and consider the dangers that natural hazards and natural disasters pose to humans. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: National Geographic
Wheelchairs
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about an organization that counts on some of the world's poorest countries to develop some of the most innovative new ideas in wheelchair design and manufacturing. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
What's my hypothesis?
In this Science NetLinks lesson, students explore how descriptive epidemiological clues can be used to make educated guesses as to what might be the cause of a disease. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
What's in a graph?
The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn how to use and interpret graphs. The graphs will be pulled from a variety of sources, and the activities ask the students to interpret graphs. The students need to start this lesson with the knowledge... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Mathematics and Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Wasted food
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about a study on food waste that indicates that households alone throw out about fifty billion dollars worth of food per year. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Tumbleweeds
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about how desert plants can be used to soak up uranium that is contaminating military sites. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Tsunami barriers
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about how humans may have unwittingly aggravated some of the damage done by the December 2004 tsunamis in Southeast Asia. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Tree core models
In this Science NetLinks lesson, students make models of three tree core samples using data collected from trees that grew in the same general area of Alaska. They analyze their models and make predictions about the trees' growing conditions based on their... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Time flies
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about why people feel like time flies when engaging in stimulating activities. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Thought-controlled robotics
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about research into the development of robotic limbs that can be controlled by thought alone. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Talking lights
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about ideas to use the imperceptible flickering of fluorescent lights to transmit coded information. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
T. Rex bully
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about research into whether T. rex was a hunter or a scavenger. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related science... (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Squirrel hoarding
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear about how the loss of gray squirrels is affecting forests. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sports rankings
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students hear how mathematicians at the Rochester Institute of Technology are suggesting changes to the ranking systems in sports. (Learn more)
Format: activity/lesson plan (grade 6–8 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Spaceship Earth
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of our planet as a system by designing a very-long-duration space mission in which the life-support system is patterned after that of Earth. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 and 9–12 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science