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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By Crystal Patillo and Debra Hall

Provided by Kenan Fellows Program

Biomusicology is the exciting area in science where music intertwines with biology. Your students will be fascinated by these lessons that cover the miracles of animal communication, the mechanics of sound, and their connections to the field of music.

Two units of instruction are included in this edition. The first set of lesson plans is designed for students in second and third grades. The second set of lesson plans is designed for students in fourth and fifth grades.

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