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Lesson Plans (10) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (4) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


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Subject: Science (K - 2)
Title: Life is a Breath of Fresh Air
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), air pollution will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


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Subject: Science
Title: The Warmth of the Sun     
Description: In this lesson from Science NetLinks, students take a closer look at the sun and begin to recognize its critical function in heating and warming the air, land, and water that sustain our lives. This involves drawing their attention to the basics of the heat around them and how the sun is the primary source of that warmth. They then perform a number of indoor and outdoor activities that help them begin to identify the sun as the natural, universal source of heat in the world.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Shadows     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students explore making shadows. They also track the movement of an object's shadow over the course of a day to look for patterns. It is best to couple this shadow activity with reading the book '' Bear Shadow'' and making a map of Bear's neighborhood. Contains investigation / experiment
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Lunar Cycle     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students become familiar with repeating patterns in nature, namely the phases of the moon. Beginning with a hands-on activity to give students a tangible demonstration of the moon's rotation, this lesson incorporates student observation, documentation, and online activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts, Science
Title: Modeling Shadows     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students construct models to demonstrate their understanding of shadows. The lesson uses the book Bear Shadow, by Frank Asch.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Objects in the Sky     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first of a four-part series on the sky, students observe the daytime and nighttime sky. They create a journal page documenting their observations in words and pictures.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip     
Description: 3, 2, 1... Blast off! Students learn new vocabulary by taking a virtual field trip to the moon, read-alouds, creating a picture dictionary, and completing a final writing activity.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: The Moon     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students observe the Moon each evening and draw its shape. Their sketches are then posted on a calendar and students determine the pattern in the shapes over several weeks.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Investigating Local Ecosystems     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to use Internet resources to investigate the habitats of local plants and animals and to explore some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other. In the lesson, students observe living organisms in a local ecosystem and create detailed drawings and descriptions of them.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!     
Description: This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



ALEX Podcasts


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Day Sky
Overview:
Observing objects in the day sky with an unaided eye. It includes the sun, clouds, rainbow, and moon.


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Our Magnificent Sun
Overview:
This podcast explains how scientists study the sun's activity by observing sunspots. The movement of sunspots across the sun's surface proves that our sun rotates on an axis. By observing sunspot minimums and maximums, scientists have discovered that sunspots occur in an 11 year cycle.


Web Resources


Podcasts


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Let's Sing About Science
http://www.learningg...
This site contains science songs with videos. They are fun to watch and sing along. Songs about hurricanes, motion, weather, and planets are just a few included. This site also has online games, printables,and brain games.

Informational Materials


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Source of Light and Heat
http://www.hometrain...
This is information on how to teach this concept.

Interactives/Games


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NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nas...
Lots of puzzles, games, facts, and other resources about the Earth and space. 

Learning Activities


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Source of Light and Heat
http://www.hometrain...
This is information on how to teach this concept.

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NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nas...
Lots of puzzles, games, facts, and other resources about the Earth and space. 

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Let's Sing About Science
http://www.learningg...
This site contains science songs with videos. They are fun to watch and sing along. Songs about hurricanes, motion, weather, and planets are just a few included. This site also has online games, printables,and brain games.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science
Title: Science NetLinks     
Description: The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science NetLinks strives to be a comprehensive ''homepage'' for K-12 science educators. At the heart of Science NetLinks are standards-based lesson plans that incorporate reviewed Internet resources, and can be selected according to specific benchmarks and grade ranges. Each lesson is tied to at least one learning goal and uses research-based instructional strategies that support student learning. The lessons are written for the teacher, but include student-ready materials such as student sheets (student reproducibles) or E-Sheets (online worksheets that enable students to engage directly in Internet activities). Science NetLinks is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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