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Lesson Plans (12) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (6) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) 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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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Social Studies (2)
Title: The Life and Contributions of George Washington Carver
Description: This cross curricular lesson is a look into the life of George Washington Carver and the difficulties he overcame to be an important figure in Alabama and United States history.  The students will explore and discuss the contributions he made through his studies and inventions.  Students will also explore the structure and parts of a sweet potato plant and a peanut plant.   This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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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 (K - 5)
Title: Little River Canyon's Carnivorous Green Pitcher Plants
Description: A digital slide program introduces the Green Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila) to the students.  Students use a model of the Green Pitcher Plant and plastic insects to role play. They will tell the story of habitat adaptation and interaction around the pitcher plant bog. Pitcher Plants and the animals in the neighborhood have lives interconnected to the environment. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Promise of a Seed
Description: In this lesson, students will plant seeds, record the changes, and connect the relationship of seeds to plants. This lesson should be taught at the beginning of plant unit.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (2 - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Plants, Soil, and Nutrients
Description: In this hands-on activity, students will conduct an experiment that will help them understand the functions of plants. Furthermore, the students will use the scientific method to assist them in their explorations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Mathematics (K - 2), or Science (2 - 3), or Social Studies (2)
Title: Seeds: How They Grow
Description: The students will be collecting, germinating and planting seeds to show the process of plant growth. The students will be recording the information in their science journal. In addition, the students will be observing the water cycle as the plants grow in the cups.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Amazing Antigravity Stem
Description: This lesson consists of an experiment which will demonstrate how a plant uses its stem to carry water and minerals from the roots to the leaves and other parts of the plant. Students will then use their word processing skills to record what they know about the stem of a plant.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Why Roots, Stems, and Leaves are Important
Description: This lesson emphasizes the importance of roots, stems, and leaves to plants. Students will explore Internet sites and do a hands-on experiment to learn facts about these parts of plants.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Luscious Layers of Life...A Walk Through the Rainforest
Description: This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the animals and plant life that live in the various layers of the tropical rainforest. Students will view a slideshow with many different facts and pictures of the rainforest. They will also research animals and plants of the rainforest by searching Internet sites. Students will also share what they learn through an typed report.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: A Study of Plants
Description: In this lesson, students will incorporate reading and writing concepts to learn the parts of a plant. Several different technology resources will be incorporated to aid in the learning process.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Science (2)
Title: Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Description: Students will read and discuss Janet Stevens' book, Tops & Bottoms, and use it as a stepping stone to understanding character analysis, sequence of events, and main ideas and supporting details.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: What Plants Need to Grow CROPS     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson is the second of a two-part series on where food comes from. In this lesson, students explore how to grow plants and learn what kinds of things promote growth (warmth, sunlight, water, soil). Their activities involve learning about how seeds and plants grow and participating in a simple, in-class gardening project. Contains investigation / experiment
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Taking a Closer Look at Plants
Digital Tool: Growing Plants
Digital Tool Description: With this tool, students are helping "Sparky" with various interactive growing plant activities. Students are given the opportunity to be actively engaged to interact with labeling parts of a plant and helping consrruct a flow chart diagram of the life cycle of plants. 


ALEX Podcasts


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Structure and Function of Plants
Overview:
Two students describe the relationship of structure and function in plants. It includes details about seeds, roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.


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Podcasts


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Flowering Plants
https://voicethread....
Flowering plants, or angiosperms—described taxonomically as the division Magnoliophyta—are the largest grouping within the plant kingdom (Kingdom Plantae)in terms of the numbers of described species. Approximately 260,000 species of flowering plants have been named so far, constituting nearly 90% of all known species of plants. The distinctive feature of this group is the flower, a cluster of highly-specialized leaves which participate in reproduction.

Assessments


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Plant Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of plants are assessed in this ten question quiz that is computer graded.

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Plant Life Cycle Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of the plant life cycle are identified in a ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Informational Materials


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ABC Teach - Parts of a Plant
http://www.abcteach....
Teaches the parts of a plant

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Plant Parts
http://www.botanical...
This site describes & displays parts of the plant

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Soft Schools-Plant Parts
http://www.softschoo...
Computer-based activity and worksheets on plant parts

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University of Illinois Extension-Plants
http://www.urbanext....
Multiple interactive and printable activities on plants: -parts -life cycle -growth factors etc.

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Parts of Plant PowerPoint Presentation
http://classroom.jc-...
This is a PowerPoint about the parts of a plant.

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Flowering Plants
https://voicethread....
Flowering plants, or angiosperms—described taxonomically as the division Magnoliophyta—are the largest grouping within the plant kingdom (Kingdom Plantae)in terms of the numbers of described species. Approximately 260,000 species of flowering plants have been named so far, constituting nearly 90% of all known species of plants. The distinctive feature of this group is the flower, a cluster of highly-specialized leaves which participate in reproduction.

Interactives/Games


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Plant Parts
http://www.botanical...
This site describes & displays parts of the plant

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Soft Schools-Plant Parts
http://www.softschoo...
Computer-based activity and worksheets on plant parts

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Plant Parts
http://www.softschoo...
This is an interactive website for students to practice matching plant part names to plant parts.

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University of Illinois Extension-Plants
http://www.urbanext....
Multiple interactive and printable activities on plants: -parts -life cycle -growth factors etc.

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Plants Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of what plants need to grow are identified in this interactive.

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Pick-it to Pieces
http://www.scienceki...
An interactive flower dissection activity that will help the student find out more about the flower petals, sepals, carpel, nectaries, receptacle and stamens. They will experiment with the different parts of a flower, sort them into the correct categories, label them and learn useful information.

Learning Activities


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Soft Schools-Plant Parts
http://www.softschoo...
Computer-based activity and worksheets on plant parts

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Plant Parts
http://www.softschoo...
This is an interactive website for students to practice matching plant part names to plant parts.

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Parts of Plant PowerPoint Presentation
http://classroom.jc-...
This is a PowerPoint about the parts of a plant.

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