North Carolina Science Now is a weekly science series that airs on Wednesdays at 7:30pm during North Carolina Now, UNC-TV’s flagship public affairs program. The series premieres August 7, 2013 and will conclude on July 30, 2014. Television producer Frank Graff and education consultant Lucy Laffitte are collaborating to make science come alive on North Carolina Science Now. In addition to the weekly broadcast segment, UNC-TV will permanently house the videos on this UNC-TV Science website where additional related multimedia materials - photo galleries, blogs, Q&A's, articles and infographics - will be posted.
All content will be aligned for educators to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to allow for easy use in the classroom. NGSS are essentially the common core standards for science. Our state is chock full of exciting stories to tell, from the latest scientific findings of university research to their practical applications in laboratories and businesses throughout the state. The series promotes awareness and understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects critically important to our state and nation’s future. All the programs produced are vetted through the North Carolina Science Now Advisory Board, composed of prominent North Carolina science and education professionals, to ensure their scientific accuracy and merit.
The project is made possible through a generous grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Come back often to discover new posts and explore this new interconnected, dynamic approach to educational storytelling.
Related North Carolina Science Now Resources:
- Meet the North Carolina Science Now Advisory Board!
- Meet the North Carolina Science Now Producers!
- See an index of all North Carolina Science Now stories!
- View the North Carolina Science Now Reporter's Blog!