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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or English Language Arts (10), or Science (9 - 12), or Social Studies (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Biodiversity survey: Local ecosystem and food web investigation
Description: This is a hands on lesson in which students will explore their local community to identify living things. It can be used as part of a unit on biodiversity and energy transfer within a biology, zoology, or environmental science course, or as an enrichment assignment for AP biology or AP environmental science. This interdisciplinary high school lesson provides students with real life experience towards mastering objectives in art, English, science, technology, social studies, and math.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: ABC Book of Fauna
Description: This lesson is to provide students the opportunity to explore the various types of fauna (animals) found in the various biomes throughout the world.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: Classify That!     
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students get acquainted with diverse forms of life by using modern biological classification systems to group animals that are related. Students learn about basic scientific groupings like genus, species, mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. One of the Web sites featured in this lesson allows them to pair different vertebrate animals and learn more about their common traits. By doing this, students begin to classify organisms in a more sophisticated way.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Informational Materials


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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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Popular Groups on the Tree of Life
http://tolweb.org/tr...
The Tree of Life Project provides information about animals and plants, their history and characteristics.

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Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!
http://www.purposega...
Students play a game to match creatures with their corresponding phobia. This allows students to identify and use scientific terms in Latin and Greek. Students can also brainstorm specific names of creatures in each phobia.

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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state...
The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

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