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Lesson Plans (7) 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. Assessments (3) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (4) 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 (2) 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).


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Gymnosperms, Cone Bearing Vascular Plants
Description: Students will research printed encyclopedias, Internet resources (thinkfinity.org) and their science textbook to gather information to answer questions and draw an assigned portion of the Life Cycle of the Gymnosperms. 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 (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Life Cycle of Ferns, A Seedless Vascular Plant
Description: Students will listen, watch, and read while the teacher goes over the life cycle of the ferns. Students will then use the textbook or Internet websites to draw, label, decorate, or color the life cycle of ferns. Students will also use various resources to answer questions about ferns. 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 (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Cell Division- A WebQuest
Description: In this lesson, students will learn about cell division via the Internet. Students will learn about the stages of mitosis and meiosis. In addition, students will learn about the cell cycle.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Growing Vocal Chords     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientists who are developing a strategy to replace damaged vocal cord tissue with a lab-grown material. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Tomato Mold     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a researcher who's helping tomato plants fight back against black mold, a fungus that destroys them. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Cells in Reverse     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have reversed the process of cell division, a trick once thought to be as impossible as un-ringing a bell. Molecular biologist Gary Gorbsky explains how scientists have been able to reverse the cell cycle by manipulating the proteins that regulate the process. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: What Happens in the First 9 Months?     
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to familiarize students with the stages of human development during pregnancy. This lesson provides students with the chance to explore human development using Internet resources that contain text, drawings, photos, and video about human development.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Growing Vocal Chords     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientists who are developing a strategy to replace damaged vocal cord tissue with a lab-grown material. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Tomato Mold     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a researcher who's helping tomato plants fight back against black mold, a fungus that destroys them. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Cells in Reverse     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have reversed the process of cell division, a trick once thought to be as impossible as un-ringing a bell. Molecular biologist Gary Gorbsky explains how scientists have been able to reverse the cell cycle by manipulating the proteins that regulate the process. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


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Cells Alive - The Cell Cycle
http://www.cellsaliv...
This is an animation of the cell cycle. This link also includes other student interactives on the cell.

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Cells Alive
http://www.cellsaliv...
This site contains photographs and models of all types of cells and cell activity, including some movies of cell functions and other learning activities.

Podcasts


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Mitosis in Eukaryotic Cells
http://www.sumanasin...
This animation explains mitosis. In mitosis, the dissolution and reformation of nuclear membranes, the formation of themitotic spindle, and the division of the cytoplasm (called cytokinesis) divide equally between daughter cells.

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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

Assessments


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Mitosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.co...
This site allows students to use flash cards are to test their knowledge on mitosis and the phases of mitosis.

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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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Meiosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.co...
This site allows the student to use flash cards are to test knowledge on meiosis and the phases of meiosis.

Informational Materials


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Mitosis Animation
http://www.biology.a...
Great animation of the process of mitosis. Go to the bottom of the page for the animation.

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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

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Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsaliv...
Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

Interactives/Games


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Mitosis/Meiosis
http://www.cellsaliv...
Great animation of mitosis in an animal cell and interactives for meiosis and the cell cycle.

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Mitosis Animation
http://www.biology.a...
Great animation of the process of mitosis. Go to the bottom of the page for the animation.

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Mitosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.co...
This site allows students to use flash cards are to test their knowledge on mitosis and the phases of mitosis.

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Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsaliv...
Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

Learning Activities


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Mitosis/Meiosis
http://www.cellsaliv...
Great animation of mitosis in an animal cell and interactives for meiosis and the cell cycle.

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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsaliv...
Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

Teacher Tools


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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

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Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsaliv...
Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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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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