Professional Learning Podcast Treasury Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Assets Home Courses of Study

ALEX Lesson Plans


Subject: English Language Arts (11), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: A Worn Path by Eudora Welty
Description: Students will read A Worn Path by Eudora Welty recording important events with a partner and then create a bio-poem on Pheonix.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Types of Chemical Reactions and Predicting Products
Description: The guided inquiry activity enables students to identify the five basic types of reactions - synthesis or composition, decomposition, combustion, single replacement and double replacement.  Students will also begin to predict the products for each of these types of reactions. The activity was developed in cooperation with Michelle Holdbrooks of Thompson High School. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Description: This activity allows students to review their knowledge of monatomic and polyatomic ions.  After rolling the ion dice, the students will write the correct chemical formula and name for the compound "rolled".This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Description: Students will participate in a guided inquiry activity using manipulatives to learn how to balance chemical reactions. This activity was developed in cooperation with Michelle Holdbrooks at Thompson High School (mholdbrooks@shelyed.k12.al.us).


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: S'mores - Limiting & Excess Reactants (Reagents)
Description: Students will use manipulatives that represent the ingredients for S'mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bar) to determine the limiting and excess reactants (reagents) for making S'mores. The students will extend this to preparing hot dogs for guests at a party and then relate the concept to an actual chemical reaction.This lesson is modified from a lesson by Rick Moog (POGIL project) and in cooperation with Michelle Holdbrooks at Thompson High School.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Bubble Gum Chemistry
Description: Students will learn to calculate the percentage composition of various compounds. As an extension they will then devise a similar method to calculate the percentage of sugar in various types of bubble gum.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Periodic Table of Poetic Elements
Description: Each student will create a poem about an element on the periodic table. The poems will be placed in the appropriate "square" to create a large periodic table wall hanging. This project will require the collaborative work of several classes to create a complete periodic table.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Chemistry is Colorful!!!
Description: In this lesson, students are introduced to the 5 major types of chemical reactions. Each reaction type will be analyzed and specific examples will be noted. Students will then perform a lab investigation which includes each of the different reaction types.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Writing Word Equations
Description: The students will learn to write word and formula equations. We will watch a web video about chemical equations. We will then complete the science in motion lab “The Color of Chemistry”. The students will also be required to write word and formula equations.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Chemistry is Colorful!!
Description: In this lesson ,students are introduced to the five major types of chemical reactions reaction type will be analyzed and examples will be noted. Students will then perform a lab investigation which includes each of the different reaction types.


Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Description: This lesson covers chiral molecules, which are important in carbohydrate and protein chemistry. Understanding the difference in their structures helps with understanding the different biochemical properties of molecules with similar structures. In this lesson, students will be introduced to chirality through a teacher-led multimedia presentation and demonstrations. In cooperative groups, students will then study the concepts in more depth, building molecular models and producing their own slide shows for the class. Different groups within each class will cover different aspects of chirality, with the whole class completing a presentation of the material in the unit.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity
Best of the Web

Web Design by: Digital Mason LLC