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The 99% Solution
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at the Hammer Institutes and UNC Chapel Hill are collaborating to find out why a small percentage of the population may have a dangerous reaction to a medicine while the majority of people are not affected. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media." Discussion questions are also included.

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English Language Arts
Science
Biology
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Lesson
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UNC-TV
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UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Adaptation
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In this lesson, students explain genetic variation and natural selection and describe how an organism with traits better suited for their environment is more likely to survive.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Alternative Energy
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In this lesson, students compare alternative energy sources to traditional energy sources and evaluate alternative energy options available from NC coastal resources.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Battle of the Atlantic
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, NOAA, and East Carolina University are studying shipwrecks of North Carolina coast. Underwater archaeologists are documenting the wrecks of allied ships and German U-boats to study and preserve in photos and videos a part of the nation's history. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
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UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Bee-utiful Bee
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researcher in Research Triangle Park are working to figure out what is causing the dramatic decline in the population of honey bees and how it is threatening the world's food supply. Components of this resource include a video, a related blog article, and discussion questions. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
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Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bioprocessing
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Students will understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms and summarize aspects of biotechnology including how it works, the ethical issues involved, how it benefits North Carolina economically, and careers in biotechnology.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/28/2018
The Body in Motion
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab are providing new insights into how even a small amount of exercise can cut the risk of disease in half. The study focuses on physical fitness and health of middle grade students. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

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Health
Physical Education
Science
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Lesson
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UNC-TV
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UNC-TV
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02/26/2019
Cells and Organisms
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In this lesson, students will list the major organelles of animal and plant cells and describe their functions. Students will also summarize the hierarchical organization of multicellular organisms from cells to tissues, organs, systems, and organisms.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Decomposers at Work
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how compost, or decaying organic material, is being used to bring new life to soil. Components of this resource include a video, related text articles, a photo gallery, and an interview with a biological and agricultural engineer who works with soil. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

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English Language Arts
Earth Science
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Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
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UNC-TV
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02/26/2019
Digging Dinos
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how a paleontologist and her team of volunteers have uncovered the remains of a new type of dinosaur. Evidence suggests that the desert mountains in Utah, where the bones were found, was once a lush wetland. Researchers use specific methods to carefully uncover the details of not only what the world was like in the past but also how this individual lives, died, and rotted. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dinosaur Fossils
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In this lesson, students explain how fossils provide important evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
A Drone's Eye View of the Ocean
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In this lesson, students will infer how human activities may impact the environment and consider an example of human impact by studying a research project where drones are used to make observations about the ocean and life forms living in the ocean.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/08/2018
Ecosystem Relationships
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In this lesson, students explain how biotic and abiotic factors affect organisms in an ecosystem and describe the different types of relationships that occur between organisms in an ecosystem, with emphasis on the predator-prey relationship.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Fish Tagging: Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, part of the NC Science Now series, students will identify the factors that affect the Red Drum population and discuss the relationships between predator and prey.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Forecasting Storm Surge with Big Data
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes a new computer model of storm surge, developed by the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Science, that leads to a new way for NOAA to issue hurricane warnings starting this year. The model also allows forecasters to better predict the area most likely to experience flooding due to storm surge following hurricane winds. Components of this resource include a video, related text articles, and an interview with David Glenn, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Morehead City, NC. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fruit Infusion
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how a North Carolina State University scientist is extracting and concentrating healthy ingredients from fruits and vegetables and infusing them into a protein flour that could be used in powerbars, smoothies, or other foods. Components of this resource include a video, related text articles, a photo gallery, and an interview with a food scientist. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Future Fuels
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Students will learn about the biofuels reactor that scientists in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park are using to create gasoline-like hydrocarbon fuels from plant material and learn the challenges of creating biofuels.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/28/2018
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
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In this lesson, students will learn about the techniques and outcomes of genetic technology, and discover how North Carolina scientists are using genetic technology to turn soybeans into vaccines, and to strengthen silkworm silk using spider DNA.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/08/2018
Get Involved with Our Genes / Our Choices: The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Inheritance
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With this resource, students learn how to calculate the probabilities of passing on certain genetic disorders and then evaluate case studies involving genetic testing.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
Vicki Babcock
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint
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This documentary explores the story of North Carolina's gold rush and tells how one talented, determined man filled a need and transformed an entire region by changing the economy, and instilling a pride that is still evident to this day.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gray Seal Tracking
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes researchers at Duke are using an innovative method to track Gray Seals and determine where and how often seals eat. The study will also provide information about how humans interact with these animals and how that affects their sustainability over the long term. Components of this resource include a video, a related blog article, and an interview with a marine conservation biologist. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Greening the Golf Course
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This lesson plan supplements the multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, which describes the restoration of historic Pinehurst #2 golf course, site of the 2014 U.S. Open. In this lesson, students will identify grasses and other plants that are native to North Carolina, and compare them to popular non-native plants. They will also identify and explain the advantages of using native plants for a golf course.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Storms Form
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In this lesson, students will explore the nature of hurricanes and lightning - two frequent and hazardous events in North Carolina.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Hurricane Matthew: The Science of Cleanup
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Students will describe the circumstances under which mold grows most quickly, especially as related to the aftermath of storms. Students will also summarize the basic characteristics of bacteria and fungi relating to the spread of diseases.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/28/2018
Invasion of the Lionfish
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, outlines how the population of lionfish, an invasive species, has been spreading north since its introduction in the 1980s off Florida, collapsing the reef food webs and reducing the area of the coral reefs. Lionfish have no known predators and a rapid reproduction rate, which is why they are taking over and reducing the overall biodiversity of NC reef ecosystems. Components of this resource include a video, related text articles, and an interview with a NC marine ecologist. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
It's Genetic--Or Is It?
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This lesson explores the age-old discussion of nature vs. nurture: how much of our individuality is based on inheritance and how much is shaped by our environment? Students explore different traits as genetic or environmental and then discuss issues of accountability for genetically-determined personality traits.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
Viki Babcock
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Just a Spoonful of Soybeans
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at a biotech start-up at UNC-Charlotte are inserting key DNA codons into the protein-rich seeds of soybeans. This could revolutionize how we take medicines. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Library of Plants
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how the North Carolina Arboretum is documenting the vast number of ingenious molecular adaptations that have emerged in plants that grow in North Carolina. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Life on the Rocks
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how, in the search for suitable locations for offshore wind energy, researchers are studying the ocean floor looking at the unusual array of rocky reefs that exist from 3-40 miles offshore in depths from 40-100 feet of water. What they've found is that these reefs are remarkably productive and essential to North Carolina's commercial and recreational fisheries. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media." Discussion questions are also provided.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Longest Water Record
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Students will describe how water is distributed on earth and build a model watershed.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/28/2018
Marvelous Music Machine
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how an Asheville musician / inventor / entrepeneur has devloped a device that transforms how the acoustic guitar physically makes sounds. Called an acoustic synthesizer, it alters how the strings vibrate, adding nearly 100 new sounds to the instrument. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Medical Metals
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at North Carolina A&T State University are developing new materials that could revolutionize medical treatments - smart implants that the body could simply absorb once their work is finished in the patient's body. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Micro Organs
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine are applying their understanding of the hierarchical structural organization of multicellular organisms to culture a variety of human tissues. By growing miniature human livers, hearts and kidneys and linking them together with a blood substitute, they can evaluate the effects of new drug therapies. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Model Fish
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how zebrafish are being used to test for possible drug therapies for humans and experimental cures for diseases. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Nest Egg Science
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Students will learn how reesearchers are studying the connection between nest behaviors and the survival and growth rates of Carolina Chickadees.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/28/2018
New Fields for Food
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how the work of Mary-Dell Chilton in the genetic modification of plants and animals launched a new field of research. Supporters say these techniques could help feed the world. Opponents claim that there are safety and environmental issues with the use and consumption of genetically modified foods. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

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English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
New Hope for Hemlocks
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how United States Forest Service scientists are trying to save the Carolina and Eastern Hemlock trees from the invasive wooly adelgid. They are doing research on an integrated pest management strategy, combining spot treatment with pesticides and the release of a predator beetle Laricobius nigrinus, in the hopes that the life of the trees can be prolonged. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
New Weather Warnings
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In this lesson, students will describe a climate model and what it measures and investigate the overall weather trend that has emerged since the 1970s.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
06/08/2018
North Carolina World War II Army Airfields
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UNC-TV honors North Carolina?s Greatest Generation with this moving two-hour documentary presentation, NORTH CAROLINA?S WWII EXPERIENCE. Through film footage, photographs, and revealing personal interviews with 25 men and women who lived it, this documentary brings history to life, from battlefield to the home front. It examines the myriad of roles North Carolina and its citizens played in the Second World War. Two hour documentary, teachers may wish to show it in 30 minute intervals.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ocean Energy
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This multimedia resource, part of the NC Science Now series, describes how researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute are testing new technologies that would harness the power of the ocean to create new sources of energy. Ongoing studies look at the energy potential and feasibility of generating energy from wind, waves, and currents. Components of this resource include a video and a related blog article. Links to these components are provided on the page under the heading "UNC-TV Media."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
UNC-TV
Author:
UNC-TV
Date Added:
02/26/2019