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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 »
  • Understanding the Periodic Table Looking for inexpensive ways to help students understand and appreciate how much information the periodic table provides? In these 2 activities, students discover for themselves several trends associated with the elements on the periodic table. View »
  • Bees, Butterflies, and Flowers Introduce your students to the symbiotic relationships between these organisms and to their impact on our food supply and environment. Carolina product developer Brent Atkinson offers background information, a brief discussion of each relationship, and tips for using your schoolyard to attract and sustain pollinating insects. 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 »
  • Infographic: Types Of Gears Learn about the many types of gears and where you may find them in the world around you. 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 »
  • Infographic: Simple Machines This infographic profiles four of the six simple machines: inclined plane, pulley, lever, wheel and axle. 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 »
  • Human Body: Muscular System Use this infographic to teach the structure and function of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. View »
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