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Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10), or Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Creating Voki to Describe the Digestive System
Description: Students will create a digital presentation using a Voki on the digestive system, organs, and accessory structures. This is a part of the unit on digestion and metabolism, and is performed at the beginning of the unit with additional content afterwards, especially on metabolism, nutrition, and digestive disorders. It involves the use of technology to research, create, and display a presentation. It may be completed individually or in small groups. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or English Language Arts (10), or Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Biodiversity survey: Local ecosystem and food web investigation
Description: This is a hands on lesson in which students will explore their local community to identify living things. It can be used as part of a unit on biodiversity and energy transfer within a biology, zoology, or environmental science course, or as an enrichment assignment for AP biology or AP environmental science. This interdisciplinary high school lesson provides students with real life experience towards mastering objectives in art, English, science, technology, social studies, and math.


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: It Takes a Rookery     
Description: In this Xpeditions activity, students explore the notion ofcommunity. They first study emperor penguin and other animal communities then apply what they have learned to determine how they can better participate in their own communities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Symbolic Analysis     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use iteration, recursion, and algebra to model and analyze a changing fish population. They work to find additional equations and formulas to represent the data.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Activities


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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.


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Title: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk
Digital Tool: Science Interactive Body
Digital Tool Description: This interactive tool allows students to explore the body organs in both male and female. Organs are rotated by the student or teacher and placed in the correct position.    


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Diabetes: A Serious Matter
Overview:
This podcasts unveils the roots causes of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  Furthermore, the podcast was intended to cover the curriculum requirement for AP Biology by exploring the etiology and the effects of both types of diabetes.  The podcast allows the learner to compare and contrast the two types of diabetes with regard to cause and effects.  Diabetes is a serious disease and the number of type 2 form of diabetes is rising at an alarming rate.


Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: It Takes a Rookery     
Description: In this Xpeditions activity, students explore the notion ofcommunity. They first study emperor penguin and other animal communities then apply what they have learned to determine how they can better participate in their own communities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: From Cell to DNA     
Description: This tool, created by Science NetLinks, features an animation that takes students through a tour of a typical human cell, moving from larger to smaller cell structures. It briefly describes some of these structures and describes how DNA strands are constructed. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 9-12, 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: 9,10,11,12



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