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  • What's the Big Idea? Understanding the Laboratory Experience in the AP* Chemistry Curriculum If you teach AP* Chemistry, you’re already aware, or need to be, that changes to the course curriculum are here, which means you’ll probably have to change your classroom instruction. To help relieve your anxiety, here’s an overview of the course revisions, some important dates to remember, and 2 ways Carolina can help to ensure your success during this transition. View »
  • All About Owl Pellets Owl pellet dissections are fun, hands-on, and educational for students of all ages.Plus the activity can build toward several NGSS standards across grade levels. View »
  • 5 Steps to Teaching Inquiry in Your Science Classroom Worried about the inquiry lab requirement of the College Board's AP lab curriculum? Here are some great tips from an educator who's already done it. View »
  • SCUBA Diving and Gas Laws Students are often fascinated by extreme sports such as SCUBA diving. This interest can be harnessed to teach an exciting lesson on gas laws. Five gas laws are discussed, and each discussion is centered on the law’s compelling, real-world connection to SCUBA diving. View »
  • Leading with the Lab: How to Use Inquiry in a Flipped Class Looking at flipping your class? Learn from a high school chemistry teacher who’s already done it. Marc Seigel explains how he’s used a somewhat nontraditional flip to teach inquiry units on the gas laws and molarity/molality. He cites example activities, online resources, extensions, and assessments. View »
  • The Mechanics of Breathing Learn how Boyle's law and the structure of the respiratory system govern the mechanics of breathing. View »
  • Infographic - Ecology: The Study of the Place We Live Ecology is a non-linear science and it can be difficult for students to visualize the interactions. Use this infographic to start conversations in your class about the relationships of ecology. View »
  • Snakeheads Invade the United States Teach your students about the challenges nonnative species pose by focusing on a current example, the northern snakehead fish. Native to China, Russia, and Korea, this fish has established breeding populations in several states. Find out how this might have happened and what scientists are doing about it. View »
  • Schoolyard Field Study Conduct a field study of your schoolyard with this activity. It’s an opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned throughout the year. Students work in groups of 2 to 3 over several class periods. View »
  • Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning—Together at Last Bring real-world relevance into your classroom with an approach that combines problem-based learning and project-based learning. This article includes 2 scenarios from Wake/UTD PBL, a leading resource for integrative learning experiences. View »
  • Carolina Kits 3D™ Labs Help Your NGSS Implementation We built Carolina Kits 3D labs from the ground up to support NGSS instruction, so you can manage three-dimensional learning in your high school classroom with confidence. View »
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