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Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Teacher Tools (1) 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).


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Understanding Solar Energy. Part 1
Description: This lesson discusses how electromagnetic radiation transfer the sun's energy to earth.  This lesson will also talk about the eight types of electromagnetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum and how each type is used or found in our everyday life. 


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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: JUMP!!! An Exploration into Parametric Equations
Description: Students will use vectors and parametric equations to determine the velocity that they should jump out of the window of a burning building in order to land safely into the rescue net. They will work in small groups and utilize graphing calculators. This interdisciplinary lesson includes the subjects of Physics and math.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: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Composition of Seawater
Description: This lesson develops student understanding of ocean water as a true solution. It demonstrates the differences of salinity and "salt" water. This lesson prepares the student to be able to apply the concepts of temperature, density, and layering of the oceans before conducting a lab dealing with these variables.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)
Title: Farout Science
Description: In this lesson, the students will learn and describe the process of production and transfer of energy in stars. The students will learn the phases of the life cycle of both a small star and a massive star. 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)
Title: Radiation / Half-Life
Description: The students will evaluate their personal radiation dose. They will develop an understanding of the term radiation and how it relates to everyday life. The will simulate how radioactive material decays and apply the term half-life. Students will use a computer program to see that the half-life for different substances never changes. The students will evaluate nuclear power as a source of energy.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: 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



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Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: Submarines: Underway on Nuclear Power     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students consider the role of nuclear submarines during the Cold War. They explore the uses of nuclear submarines, the dangers faced by their crews, and the effect of the Cold War build-up. They look at incidents involving submarines both during and after the Cold War, including the K-19 disaster. Finally, students assemble their findings into a classroom presentation.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Podcasts


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Planet Gravity project
Overview:
This podcast was designed to cover the force of gravity. The purpose of this particular podcast is to compare weight on the various planets as a result of the force of gravity on a mass.


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Lesson Plans


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The Sun's Energy
http://mynasadata.la...
This lesson also allows students to connect the idea that the sun heats up land, air, and water.

Informational Materials


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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

Interactives/Games


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Power Up!
http://www.kineticci...
In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

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Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.g...
Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

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