ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Plants are Survivors!
Description: All plants have basic life requirements. Understanding these requirements as well as plant structure helps explain why plants prefer some locations over others. This project allows students to work in cooperative groups to explore the impact of the environment and tissue structure on plants. It also allows students to summarize their findings in a multimedia presentation.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Weather and Agriculture
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They pretend that they've just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms succeed.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
Plants are Survivors!
This podcast is designed to bridge the transition between instruction regarding vascular and nonvascular plants as well as the function of roots, stems, and leaves. It briefly reviews these concepts and introduces the basics of the research project for the unit.