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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. Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Igneous Rocks
Description: This lesson will define an igneous rock. It will associate terms that classify igenous rocks. It will apply mineral size to location of the rock. It will develop connections to the rock cycle from the aspect of igenous rocks. 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: Metamorphic Rocks
Description: This lesson will develop the student's ability to identify the different types of Metamorphic rock. It will associate the processes that create varying forms of metamorphic rocks. It will differentiate the types through texture and form.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: Sedimentary Rocks
Description: This lesson will define a sedimentary rock. It will associate terms that classify sedimentary rocks. It will apply grain size, composition to environments of deposition of the rock. It will develop connections to the rock cycle from the aspect of sedimentary rocks. 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: Arts Education (7 - 12), or English Language Arts (9), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Rock Steady
Description: Students use the knowledge of the rock cycle to write a story about a pet rock. The story must include the rock changing from magma, to each type of rock igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The story should end with the pet rock being identified and in the hands of the student.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: Minerals
Description: The students will gain information on the 5 characteristics of minerals. The information can be related to nonrenewable resources. This lesson should facilitate discussion on the difference in precious gems and semi-precious gems.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: Which Rock is Which?
Description: In this lesson, the students will learn the characteristics of the different types of rocks. They will learn how to identify the rocks and explain the rock 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.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Properties of Minerals
Description: This lesson will motivate students to recognize the basic building blocks of our planet. They will develop skills of observation and analysis. The students will begin the process of forensics on the basis of investigation and drawing conclusions from observations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


ALEX Podcasts


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volcanoes
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In this podcast the student does an excellent job describing the formation of each volcano type.  He also explains the processes necessary for each type to develop.


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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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