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

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights
Photos, primary resources, and audio recordings accompany biographical text that explores the major periods of this Soviet physicist's life. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Center for History of Physics
The Center for History of Physics preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields including astronomy, geophysics, optics, and the like. Recognizing the pressing need for reliable history, in 1961 the American Institute... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Heisenberg/Uncertainty Principle
This site presents biographical information on Werner Heisenberg, along with discussion of his work as a physicist, with particular focus on his uncertainty principle. Information is mainly provided as text, but is interspersed with digitized images of photographs... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Lawrence and the Cyclotron
This site provides biographical information about Ernest Lawrence, focusing on his work with the cyclotron. Text is interspersed with digitized images of photographs and other primary materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Marie Curie and The Science of Radioactivity
This rich, valuable site sponsored by The American Institute of Physics provides comprehensive biographical information about Marie Curie and her professional career and scientific accomplishments. The interactive site is well organized and filled with images... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Molecular Expressions - Science, Optics and You
This valuable site presents microscopy in detail and is broad in scope. Included in the content are images, interactive tutorials, and activities for students and teachers. The site is well organized, user friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Florida State University, Center for Integrating Research and Learning
Moments of Discovery
"Moments of Discovery tells the story of three scientific discoveries in the scientists' own words. Users can read the text and hear their actual voices." This engaging content is well organized and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
NASA's Solar System Exploration
Sponsored by NASA, this site contains abundant resources about the solar system. Teachers resources and student activities are included with the content. QuickTime, MPEG or RealVideo is needed for the video selections. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA