ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (3)
Title: "Let's Explore What Our Bones are For"
Description: This lesson is a hands-on, technology based science lesson. It is very interactive! Students are engaged at all times. Students will explore the human body through a "virtual field trip." While exploring the human body they will discover the types of bones that make up the body and how they work.
Subject: Science (3)
Title: Bone Up!
Description: In this lesson students will learn the basics about the skeletal system. They will be able to identify the major bones of the human body and explain the functions of the skeletal system. The students will have the opportunity to navigate the Internet to gather information to be presented to other students through a variety of presentations styles. This lesson will begin a six-week study on the human body.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Title: How Big Is Your Heart?
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students explore the size of their hearts. They do this by measuring the length, width, and circumference of their fists and relating this to the size of their hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2
ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Frog Guts
Digital Tool: Frog Dissection App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: Frog Dissection allows students to virtually dissect specimens with dissection tools. 3D images help students visualize the internal organs. App also includes information on frog types, life cycle, anatomical comparison of frog to human and interactive quiz.
Title: Body Systems hands-on
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable digital whiteboard.
Title: All Systems Are GO!
Digital Tool: All Systems Are Go - Science Net Link
Digital Tool Description: This tool can be used to complement instruction on body systems and function, as well as systems in general. This activity focuses on four systems: digestive, circulatory/ respiratory, skeletal, and nervous. The focus of this activity is how organs in one system work together to make that system function.
The Skeletal System
This is a whimsical podcast created, performed, and edited by two 7th grade science students which teaches some facts about bones.
Bone Up for Health
There are over 200 bones in the body. Bones are important to every aspect of our lives and our very existence. For instance, many bones have marrow that produce an average of 2.6 million red blood cells. It is up to each one of us to make the best choices for maintaining good bone health. Listen to this podcast to learn more about good bone health.
Thinkfinity Interactive Games
Title: All Systems are Go!
Description: In this tool, created by Science NetLinks, a fictional character, Arnold is missing a number of body parts. Students are presented with a body system and a variety of organs, which they drag and drop into Arnold s body. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 3-5, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5