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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) 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 (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: 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
Title: Abrupt Climate Change     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to help students understand the process by which scientific knowledge is developed and refined. In this lesson, students are introduced to some recent ideas about abrupt climate change. This gives them a glimpse into how scientific theories are formed and refined by new data.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Tornadoes and Technology     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn about how tornadoes are formed and where and when they are most likely to occur. They then study the current research on tornadoes and how scientists are trying to predict them. They learn about the equipment storm chasers use to study tornadoes and develop their own research plans.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Twister Tracking     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students use a database to learn about, organize, and compare tornadoes in their home state and across the country. (Note: This lesson can be conducted in conjunction with National Geographic's giant screen film, Forces of Nature, either before or after students view the film.)
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Stormy Stories     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students use their geography savvy to sort out the stories of four kids caught in natural disasters. In the process, they learn about the effects of droughts, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.
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 - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles     
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Hurricane Katrina
Overview:
During the 2005 hurricane season the gulf coast experienced one of the worst storms in over 90 years. New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast suffered a great deal of damage. Here in Mobile Alabama we were much more fortunate, however we did have our share of problems. The storm surge flooded much of the downtown area. This video lets you see what happened from the Exploreum’s perspective.


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Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.or...
Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

Informational Materials


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Historic Hurricanes
http://www.nhc.noaa....
Information about past hurricanes including locations of land fall, paths, damage

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Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.or...
Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

Learning Activities


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Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.or...
Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

Teacher Tools


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Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.or...
Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Science
Title: Understanding Droughts     
Description: In this E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, students read about historic events illustrating the social and economic impacts of drought.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Stormy Stories     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students use their geography savvy to sort out the stories of four kids caught in natural disasters. In the process, they learn about the effects of droughts, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.
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 - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Botany - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Arctic and Antarctic Circles     
Description: In this student activity from Xpeditions, students research the ends of the Earth--the Poles--to compare and contrast the regions. Background information is provided, giving insight into the nature of these two areas and outlining their differences and similarities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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