ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Wearing Away the Mountains
Description: The Tennessee River Gorge outside Chattanooga is recognized as a protected biosphere reserve by the United Nations due it its immense proportion of species to acres. Understanding the formation of the gorge helps explain why so many plants and animals call it home. This activity allows students to work in cooperative groups and inquire about the processes that made it possible.
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
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.