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Lesson Plans (15) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (3) 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. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).
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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Health (4), or Science (2)
Title: WATER you doing to help?
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), the water cycle will be explored.  Auntie Litter and the Pollution Patrol investigate the water cycle and ways we can prevent water pollution.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or English Language Arts (2), or Science (2)
Title: The Magic of Water
Description: Students will use the Internet to learn about the water cycle by accessing various web sites. Students will create a document including pictures relating their knowledge about water and the water cycle.


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Subject: Science (2)
Title: The Water Cycle
Description: This is an introductory lesson on the water cycle. The internet will be used to help teach the cycle. The student will end the lesson by making his/her own water cycle for observation.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 (1 - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Why Does It Rain?
Description: The focus of this lesson is to demonstrate how rain occurs. Through trade books, Internet exploration and a teacher-led experiment, students become familiar with the water cycle.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Water Cycle
Description: This lesson will let students have a hands-on experience with the water cycle. They will learn the different parts of the water cycle through experiments and exploring the Internet.


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Subject: Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: All About Clouds
Description: This lesson uses hands-on activities and trade books along with websites to explain the formation of clouds. This lesson may be used in conjunction with a weather unit.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts - Visual Arts - Science - Earth science - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Can We Keep the Lake Clean?     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces students to the water cycle by having them help draw a picture of a lake ecosystem, adding human impacts that affect water quality. Students conclude by creating their own illustrations of human-induced changes to a lake ecosystem.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Melting and Freezing     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the last in a three-part series, students investigate how melting and freezing impact the amount of three separate everyday items--water, chocolate, and margarine. This lesson is designed to help the students prepare themselves for the idea that most substances may exist as solids, liquids, or gases depending on the temperature, pressure and nature of that substance.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Disappearing Water     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a three-part series, students observe the amount of water in an open container over time, and they observe the amount of water in a closed container over time. Students compare and contrast the sets of observations over time. This lesson is designed to help the students prepare themselves for the idea that most substances may exist as a solid, liquid, or a gas depending on the temperature, pressure, and nature of that substance.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Living Through a Drought      
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students practice map-reading skills. Using a drought map of Afghanistan, students learn how to recognize drought, where drought can occur, and how drought affects the people who live in those places.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science
Title: The Water Cycle     
Description: In this lesson from Science NetLinks, students build upon their previous investigations of water by learning about the water cycle and its continuous flow around us. Students begin by reviewing what they already know about water and how it can freeze into ice or turn into a gas depending on how low or high temperatures become. They then learn about the water cycle and its key processes that affect our lands, oceans, and atmosphere. The ongoing need for fresh-water conservation is also highlighted.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Creative Climates     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students pretend they are head of a new National Geographic Climate Observation Post, where they must create a climate map to illustrate the world's various climate zones. Students explore the world's diverse climate zones and find out how climate affects human life.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: The Water Cycle Adventure
Digital Tool: Scholastic StudyJams Water Cycle Video
Digital Tool Description: The Scholastic StudyJams Water Cycle video can be used in the classroom to introduce students to the three steps that make up the water cycle. There is an included link to a quiz to assess the students learning. 


ALEX Podcasts


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WATER you doing to help?
Overview:
In this podcast from The Friends of Auntie Litter", Mr. Grody has found a new place to pitch his trash, tossing it into a nearby lake, but the Pollution Patrol appears promptly to stop him from polluting the water.  Auntie Litter accompanies the Patrol on a quest to convince Mr. Grody that water pollution can have extreme negative effects on all living things.  Once Auntie Litter explains how the water cycle works, Mr. Grody figures he'll go with the flow and wave good-bye to his murky past.  At the conclusion, the Pollution Patrol finds ways to prevent water pollution and conserve clean water.


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The Water Cycle
Overview:
A group of students let the creative juices flow when they enter the classroom of a "boring" teacher who is teaching the water cycle to her students. They liven things up with a song, dance, and music to demonstrate the steps of the water cycle. After the song, students hold a question and answer session about the different steps in the water cycle.


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"The Water Cycle"
Overview:
This podcast describes how evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occur.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Teaching Heart
http://www.teachingh...
This lesson has plans to make a weather vane to locate wind direction.

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Weather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwi...
This wesite is designed for kids to learn about weather and weather safety. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to help explain the different types of weather to children.

Podcasts


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It's Raining (Water Cycle)
http://video.nationa...
Students learn how the water cycle works. First, they see water go through the natural cycle of becoming steam, then clouds, then rain, and, finally, river water again. They then encounter a river being drained for a Flockwash, and only after they redirect the run-off back to the river does the river begin to flow normally once again.

Informational Materials


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Weather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwi...
This wesite is designed for kids to learn about weather and weather safety. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to help explain the different types of weather to children.

Interactives/Games


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Playtime with Droplets and Water Cycle
http://kids.earth.na...
Your task, as you play this game, is to get him safely through the forest, into the river, and out to sea so that the sun can warm him once again and help him get back to the clouds. You can make Droplet run, jump, climb, slide, take rides on passing leaves, and stun his enemies. But the trip will not be easy. All creatures on earth need water to stay alive. In the forest, he can get slurped up by butterflies and praying mantises. In the river and the ocean, sharks, turtles and other sea creatures pose other challenges!

Learning Activities


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Weather Resources for Students
http://www.wxdude.co...
Nick's favorite resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences.

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Weather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwi...
This wesite is designed for kids to learn about weather and weather safety. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to help explain the different types of weather to children.

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Distinguish Between Basic Types of Weather
http://kids-educatio...
How to make a class project of recording weather.

Teacher Tools


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Weather Resources for Students
http://www.wxdude.co...
Nick's favorite resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Creative Climates     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students pretend they are head of a new National Geographic Climate Observation Post, where they must create a climate map to illustrate the world's various climate zones. Students explore the world's diverse climate zones and find out how climate affects human life.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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