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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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)
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Provided by: American Institute of Physics
The Little Shop of Physics
Features an online experiments section with activities you can do with common household items as well as your computer to learn more about physics concepts. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Colorado State University
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
The mission of the Marian Koshland Science Museum is to engage the general public in current scientific issues that impact their lives. As "advisers to the Nation on science, engineering and medicine," studies conducted by the National Academies influence... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
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)
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Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Microscopy Resources
This site is designed to provide access to web resources related to the use of a variety of microscopes, techniques, and related subjects. Links to resources include those not hosted by this site.Links are available for K-12 activities and outreach.... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: MC Services
MicroWorlds: Exploring the Structure of Materials
Interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Berkeley Lab
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)
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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
Moon: Earth's Satellite
This website sponsored by the Astrophysics section of NASA provides young users with information about the Moon. Engaging interface and the site is user friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
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Provided by: High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
More Than Skin Deep: A Teacher's Guide to Caves
Sponsored by the National Park Service this website features information about the Round Springs Caverns in Arkansas. Designed to provide teachers with the resources to educate students about caves, their formation, related life science, and about cave safety. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: National Park Service
Mount St. Helens
Sponsored by the United States Geologic Service this website provides comprehensive scientific and historic information about the Mt. Saint Helens volcano and past eruption. The site includes abundant images of the volcano area. User friendly and easy to navigate (Learn more)
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Provided by: U.S. Geoglogical Survey
MSTE Resources
This is a collection of educational resources for math and science content. Included are lessons and practice that utilize interactive features to enhance the education process. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
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Provided by: The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Museum of Life and Science
Packed with highly interactive exhibits, the Museum of Life and Science showcases aerospace, weather, geology, Carolina wildlife, farmyard, train rides, traveling exhibits, gift shops, café and more culminating with the tropical Magic Wings Butterfly House... (Learn more)
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Museum of Science and Industry
"Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity." (Learn more)
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Provided by: Museum of Science and Industry
NASA Earth Observatory
This website sponsored by NASA from NASA. features current and evolvong information and resources about the condition and state of land, oceans, atmosphere, energy, and life on planet Earth. (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
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
NASA Multimedia Gallery
Experience NASA through their great selection of images, video, and interactive features. (Learn more)
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Provided by: NASA
NASA Science
Solar flares, sedimentary rock layers on Mars, International Space Station updates - the latest NASA discoveries are detailed at NASA Science. Scientific Inquiry current events in Space Science, Astronomy, Living in Space, Earth Science, Biological... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
NASA Sun-Earth Viewer
NASA and the University of California - Berkeley have developed this site where visitors can learn more about the sun, solar winds, the auroras and Venus. Users can zoom in on images and illustrations or watch a movie, take virtual tours or watch interviews... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NASA
NASA's Quest Project
NasaQuest includes chat and webcast sessions to put students in touch with the current efforts in space science. NASA Quest is an excellent site for teachers and media specialists working to integrate information and technology skills into their curriculum.... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA