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


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Franklin Institute Educational Hotlists
Organized lists of quality Web resources that are useful in teaching students about science. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Franklin Institute
Franklin Institute Science Museum
For over 176 years, The Franklin Institute has been as much a part of the Philadelphia landscape as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. This is the on-line version of the museum. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Franklin Institute Science Museum
How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
With entries on current and historical units and measurement and information on the evolution of measurement units, you will find everything from hat sizes to a "pat" of butter, from plethrons and darwins to carbs and shipping tons. Find informative articles... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NASA eClips
Looking for videos that address STEM topics for the classroom but you don't want them to take up too much class time? NASA has created short videos or eClips for K-12 students that answer that need. Just look for the appropriate grade level... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
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
NOVA scienceNOW
The timeliest developments and most intriguing personalities in science and technology are featured in this science magazine televised in five issues a year and published on this companion website. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: NOVA
Science Vocabulary Hangman
This addictive game takes on a new life on the Internet. Choose from dozens of thematic lists in math, genetics, astronomy, the scientific process, atoms, chemistry, the elements, meteorology, oceanography, state capitals, and more. Teachers can create their... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Jefferson Lab