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ALEX Lesson Plans

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (K - 3)
Title: April Showers Brings May Flowers
Description: In this lesson you will use the technology tool Popplet and will have students include facts and/or pictures about plants and flowers. While using Popplet you can sort out the different facts about plants. Using a tool like this will help students graph and visually sort out all the material as well as understand the material more easily. 

Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Social Studies (1 - 2)
Title: The Life and Contributions of George Washington Carver
Description: This cross curricular lesson is a look into the life of George Washington Carver and the difficulties he overcame to be an important figure in Alabama and United States history. The students will explore and discuss the contributions he made through his studies and inventions. Students will also explore the structure and parts of a sweet potato plant and a peanut plant.   This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (K - 2)
Title: Life is a Breath of Fresh Air
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (, air pollution will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (K - 5), or Science (2 - 4)
Title: Little River Canyon's Carnivorous Green Pitcher Plants
Description: A digital slide program introduces the Green Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila) to the students.  Students use a model of the Green Pitcher Plant and plastic insects to role play. They will tell the story of habitat adaptation and interaction around the pitcher plant bog. Pitcher Plants and the animals in the neighborhood have lives interconnected to the environment. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Promise of a Seed
Description: In this lesson, students will plant seeds, record the changes, and connect the relationship of seeds to plants. This lesson should be taught at the beginning of plant unit.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Amazing Antigravity Stem
Description: This lesson consists of an experiment which will demonstrate how a plant uses its stem to carry water and minerals from the roots to the leaves and other parts of the plant. Students will then use their word processing skills to record what they know about the stem of a plant.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (2), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Why Roots, Stems, and Leaves are Important
Description: This lesson emphasizes the importance of roots, stems, and leaves to plants. Students will explore Internet sites and do a hands-on experiment to learn facts about these parts of plants.

Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Luscious Layers of Life...A Walk Through the Rainforest
Description: This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the animals and plant life that live in the various layers of the tropical rainforest. Students will view a slideshow with many different facts and pictures of the rainforest. They will also research animals and plants of the rainforest by searching Internet sites. Students will also share what they learn through an typed report.

Subject: Credit Recovery Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: A Study of Plants
Description: In this lesson, students will incorporate reading and writing concepts to learn the parts of a plant. Several different technology resources will be incorporated to aid in the learning process.

Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (2)
Title: Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Description: Students will read and discuss Janet Stevens' book, Tops & Bottoms, and use it as a stepping stone to understanding character analysis, sequence of events, and main ideas and supporting details.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans

Subject: Science
Title: What Plants Need to Grow CROPS      Add Bookmark
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson is the second of a two-part series on where food comes from. In this lesson, students explore how to grow plants and learn what kinds of things promote growth (warmth, sunlight, water, soil). Their activities involve learning about how seeds and plants grow and participating in a simple, in-class gardening project. Contains investigation / experiment
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2

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