ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (4 - 5)
Title: Planet Explorers
Description: In this lesson students will learn about the eight major planets of the solar system. The students will be able to identify which planets are terrestrial and Jovian. Each student will also research and create a short video for one assigned planet.
Subject: Science (4 - 6), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Sun, Earth, and Moon: Calendar of Events
Description: During this lesson students are going to take a look at moon phases and sunrise-sunset times in order to learn about daylight hours. Students discover that we do not always have the same amount of daylight each day. This lesson is best completed in December and January.
Subject: Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Our Restless Planet
Description: This unit will use demonstrations and student examples to help students gain an understanding of rotation, revolution, and orbit. Through hands-on activities students will explore the concepts of day and night. Technology will be incorporated using presentation software for students to share the knowledge they have acquired.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Sun and the Earth
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore the relationship between the Earth and the Sun and how this relationship affects observable phenomena on Earth, such as the change of seasons. This activity serves to reinforce these concepts by having students diagram the Earth and Sun during different seasons.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5
Title: Exploring the Solar System
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to introduce students to Earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. Students learn about the geology, composition and orbits of other planets by planning a trip to another planet.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8