ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Ecosystems and their food chains
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Student will use educreations app to create a small powerpoint type presentation describing given ecosystems and the food chains within them. Student will include images of animals/food web, textual information presented neatly, and narration explaining the information in the presentation.
Title: Speaking of Habitats
Digital Tool: Voki
Digital Tool Description: Voki enables users to express themselves in their own voice using a talking character/avatars. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of people or characters… animals, monsters, etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice, which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. In addition, Voki will create a voice for your avatars from the text you enter. Voki lives on your websit, blog, or social network profile. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.
Title: Animals as Pets
Digital Tool: Promethean Planet
Digital Tool Description: The link provides an interactive quiz testing the students' knowledge of caring for pets.
Title: Life in a Plant’s World
Digital Tool: BCC: Schools Science Clips- Life Cycles
Digital Tool Description: This is an interactive game that helps students learn the parts and functions of a flower by taking it apart and putting it back together.
Title: Biomes of the World
Digital Tool: National Geographic Biomes of the World Video
Digital Tool Description: National Geographic is a website that provides free maps, photos, videos, and articles about animals, the environment, cultures, history, and all the latest news on science topics. In this lesson, National Geographic will serve as a reference for students to get information on certain biomes of the world to make colorful posters to present to the class. They will focus their research on the habitat conditions in the biome that support plant and animal survival.
Title: Insect Hunter
Digital Tool: Interactive Insect Classification Tool
Digital Tool Description: This interactive lets students drag a microscope underground to view different bugs, then they can classify them as insects or non-insects.
Title: Do You Remember the Life Cycle of a Butterfly?
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool
Digital Tool Description: The ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool is a simple online brainstorming tool. In this activity, the Webbing Tool will be utilized to review the concept and vocabulary of a butterfly metamorphosis and life cycle.