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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (6) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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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: Actions at Plate Boundaries
Description: This lesson will allow the students to understand the cause and effects of plates interactions. The students will learn that plate boundaries function as a release for much of the Earth's potential energy. The students will be able to identify topographic features located in geographic areas close to plate boundaries.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: South Pole Scope     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one research team's effort to measure remnants of light from the Big Bang. 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: Mathematics, Science
Title: How Old Are the Stars?     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students determine the age of a star cluster by observing, measuring, and plotting astronomical data. They examine the Jewelbox cluster, located within the southern constellation Crux, and determine its age using a relationship between temperature, color, and luminosity. Before beginning this lesson, students should understand the life cycle and composition of stars. Students should also understand the relationship between temperature and color.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Gas Giant Origins     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that formation of large, gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn may have formed more quickly than previously thought. 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



ALEX Podcasts


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Nature
Overview:
The podcast is about nature. It describes, in detail, how you can contribute to the stopping of global warming and things associated with it. It also tells us that nature is a precious life resource.


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Special Report: Wetumpka Impact Crater
Overview:
This podcast is a four minute news segment from the fictional WETU Channel 4 News. The "Special Report" highlights the impact crater that was formed over 83 million years ago when an asteroid slammed into the area now known as Wetumpka, Alabama. The news segment includes field reporting from the Wetumpka Impact Crater historical marker, from the western rim of the crater, and from Auburn University. At Auburn University, a student reporter interviews Dr. David King, Professor of Geology, who has researched the crater extensively. Dr. King explains the devastation that was caused by the impact as well as how he was able to prove the crater was caused by a meteor or asteroid through the discovery of shocked quartz.


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Neptune
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This podcast is designed to describe the planet Neptune.  The students tell about the main features of the planet, what elements are present on it, temperature, size and other characteristics.


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Tune in to Neptune
Overview:
This podcast is designed to help others understand the make up of Neptune, which will also inform them about how our own planet might have formed.  By learning more about the other planets in our solar system we can begin to realize the special characteristics of our own precious planet.


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Subject: Science
Title: South Pole Scope     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about one research team's effort to measure remnants of light from the Big Bang. 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: Gas Giant Origins     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that formation of large, gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn may have formed more quickly than previously thought. 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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Podcasts


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Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

Assessments


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Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of the Earth, Sun, & Moon are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Informational Materials


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Earth's System Evolution
http://www.agiweb.or...
The evolution of the Earth, solar system and climate.

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Constellations
http://www.dibonsmit...
This website provides detailed information about eighty-eight of the most common constellations.

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Planets for iPad & iPod
https://itunes.apple...
3D guide to the solar system.

Interactives/Games


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Awesome Auroras
http://ds9.ssl.berke...
Interactive that teaches about Auroras.

Learning Activities


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Earth's System Evolution
http://www.agiweb.or...
The evolution of the Earth, solar system and climate.

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Planets for iPad & iPod
https://itunes.apple...
3D guide to the solar system.

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Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

Teacher Tools


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Earth's System Evolution
http://www.agiweb.or...
The evolution of the Earth, solar system and climate.

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