ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (4), or Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Multiply What You Hear!
Description: Students will record the sound that ten different objects make when they are dropped. The students will then use those sounds to create multiplication problems for other students to answer.
Subject: English Language Arts (4), or English Language Arts (3 - 4), or Science (4)
Title: Echolocation Stations: Exploring Sound
Description: During this lesson students will have the opportunity to explore sound. This lesson should be taught during an ongoing unit about whales. Students will navigate different websites to learn more about whales and sound. This lesson is interactive and students will do different experiments to learn about sound.
ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Journey to the Center of the Ear
Digital Tool: Scholastic StudyJams Hearing Video
Digital Tool Description: Scholastic StudyJams Hearing video can be used to introduce or reinforce teaching of the ear structure and function. There is an included link to a post quiz to assess learning.
Battleship USS Alabama Virtual Fieldtrip 1
This pocast follows a group of 4th and 5th grade students on a tour of the Battleship USS in Mobile, Alabama.
Join them as they share engaging facts spanning the history of the USS Battle ship beginning with its commission on August 16, 1942.
Dangerous Decibels Virtual Exhibit
This interactive webpage allows students to discover the effects of sound, how sound is measured, and how we hear. There are information and interactive activities throughout. Some of the interactive activities require Flash plug-ins.
Sound Webquest: Make an Instrument
This is a Webquest that allows students to explore sound, tone, and pitch. The culminating activity is to create an instrument and present it to the class.