ALEX Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics (7 - 8), or Science (8) Title: Transverse Waves Description: Students will classify waves as mechanical or electromagnetic. Students will describe longitudinal and transverse waves. Students will show a transverse wave using a slinky.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation. Thinkfinity Lesson Plans Subject: Mathematics,Social StudiesTitle: State Names      Add Bookmark Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students use multiple representations to analyze the frequency of letters that occur in the names of all 50 states. In the process, they learn how various representations, including steam-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, and histograms, can be used to organize the data.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8Subject: Language Arts,MathematicsTitle: Can It Be?      Add Bookmark Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students participate in activities in which they focus on connections between mathematics and children s literature. They listen to the story The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, and then explore and interpret the concept of averages.Thinkfinity Partner: IlluminationsGrade Span: 6,7,8