# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 3: Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Description:

This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the EnvironmentIn this lesson, students will participate in creating a recycle drive for a classroom project. Students will create the notification for parents for the recycle drive to help collect items to be recycled. Students will decide by voting on which items they will recycle. Students will bring recyclable items to the classroom for the project. Recyclable materials will be sorted, weighed, and graphed to compare the different items.

This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (K)
Title: Twizzler Measurement
Description:

Students will use technology, hands-on interaction, and active participation to compare and measure different heights of objects.

ALEX Unit Plans

Title: Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment
Unit Plan Overview: The unit will investigate the human impact on the environment. During the investigation, the students will identify the possible solutions to lessen the human impact on the local environment, plan possible solutions to lessen the human impact on the local environment, and identify potential human impacts on the local environment. This will be implemented through an introduction lesson with a guest speaker, an informational writing piece, a classroom recycle project, and a summative group video where students present solutions to lessen human impact on the local environment. This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (K), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K)
Title: Graphing Measurement: Analyzing Attributes of Objects’ Heights and Weights
Description:

In this learning activity, students will collaboratively create a Google Form to collect data about the measurements of random objects found within the classroom. The goal of the learning activity is to (1) introduce students to using informal language (short, tall, heavy, light, etc.) to describe an object's height and weight, (2) how to collect data, (3) how to analyze data to find trends, patterns, and other important information about the objects. The teacher will lead the students in the process of creating a Google Form to collect data and then use the data in a spreadsheet to create charts to find trends and patterns about the objects analyzed within the classroom. This learning activity would be a great opportunity for students to practice the informal vocabulary used to describe attributes of the measurement of objects.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (K)
Title: How Do You Measure Up?
Description:

PBSKids.org provides many learning games and interactives that can be used for instruction. The "Martha Speaks" interactive provides a fun and engaging eBook on "How do we measure things?" The eBook provides a scaffolded introduction on how we measure different objects with narrated and highlighted text throughout the interactive. The eBook has an assessment at the end that provides students with hands-on experience in measuring different objects.

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Social Studies (K - 2), Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: Math and Measuring the Star-Spangled Banner
URL: https://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/pdf/SSB_Math_K_2.pdf
Description:

In this activity, students are challenged to discover why Mrs. Pickersgill sewed the original Star-Spangled Banner so large. Students will measure and mark off the dimensions with strings and then create a "human" flag using as many students as needed.  Students can research information and photos of the Star-Spangled Banner at the following link included in the activity: https://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/

ALEX Classroom Resources: 1