K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education


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Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)

Resources on the web

BBC: Science and Nature
This large interactive site has a tremendous amount of information in subjects that range from the human body to space travel. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: BBC
Exploring the Environment
Promotes science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship using these instructional resources. Find activities and learning modules for coral reefs, global climate change, the... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA
NASA Global Change Master Directory
The data set resources on this site are very rich. There are multiple data sets for Earth and natural science categories listed. Subjects include: Agriculture, Oceans, and Climate Changes. Each topic is divided into sub-topics followed by links to data... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA
The National Science Foundation
Super scientific articles, audio clips, videos, and interactive features about a panopoly of innovations: the Internet, robots, artificial heart valves, frozen frogs, extrasolar planets, memory, data mining, and more. Get the latest news and classroom resources... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Science Foundation
The National Atlas of the United States of America online and completely interactive! Customize a map, play with interactive maps, print preformatted maps, and more! (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: United States Department of the Interior
Newswise: SciNews
A comprehensive, online database of science news from a variety of science and health publications and institutions. Spanning a wide range of topics such as genetics, disease, environmental studies, technology, energy, and space exploration, this site is a... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NewsWise
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
Visible Earth
Earth images, mostly satellite. Most are satellite images, and some, such as the Environmental Impact images, are very effective in demonstrating human impact upon the environment. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NASA
The Why Files
A webzine that focuses on the science behind the news.  You can read stories about current events and biology, earth & space, environment, health, physical science, social science, and technology.  There is a wide variety of information on the site due to... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Wisconsin