# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Mathematics (3)
Title: Dam Engineering
Description:

In Math, students will draw a t-chart to represent dam and flood data obtained from their reading resource. Students will select the information they wish to use from the reading resource (their opinions). Students will then use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch to measure lengths and construct a scale model of their own dam, which they can later construct in Science. Students will represent data in a graph and use measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Students will test their scale dams and make changes as needed.

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

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3), or Mathematics (3), or Science (3)
Title: Is My State at Risk for a Tornado?
Description:

This is a third-grade math lesson on the topic of tornadoes and natural disasters. Students will enter data from an internet search on the number of tornadoes occurring in each state into a spreadsheet. Students will analyze and determine which states are the most active in tornado occurrences and create bar graphs and a scaled picture graph from the data collected.

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

Subject: Mathematics (3), or Science (3)
Title: Climate Trackers
Description:

In this lesson, the students will use the technology resource Mission:Biomes to research and gather data for precipitation and temperatures for assigned biomes.  The students will use the data to create a bar graph to display climate data for each biome.

This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Mathematics (3)
Title: Inch by Inch
Description:

In this lesson students will do a variety of learning activities while they meet many math, science, and language arts objectives. Students will measure items, analyze and record data, listen to instructions, and follow directions. They will also follow a recipe to make a creative dessert.

ALEX Unit Plans

Title: Reducing the Impact of a Flood
Unit Plan Overview: In relation to science, students will evaluate a dam design that reduces the impacts of a flood. Students will describe the relationship between scientific ideas or concepts using language that pertains to cause and effect in reference to dam design. Using technology to produce and publish writing, students will interact and collaborate with others on their dam design. In math, students will draw a scaled bar graph to represent dam and flood data over time and then use rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch to measure lengths and construct their own dam. Students will also interpret various primary sources for reconstructing the past, including documents and photographs about dam designs. This unit was created as a part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

Title: Increasing Public Safety During Tornadoes
Unit Plan Overview: After collecting information on climates in different geographic regions through digital sources, text, and illustrations, students will understand various natural disasters, as well as how and why they occur. Next, students will research the cause and effects of tornadoes and write a cause and effect two-paragraph essay. For the third lesson, students will research different designs of storm shelters and determine which storm shelter they feel has the best design. Students will research states with most occurrences of tornadoes and determine the ten states with the highest average of tornadoes over a certain time period and create bar and picture graphs of their findings. Students will research and use information from lesson three to sketch and create an engineering prototype of a structure which addresses a particular type of storm damage.   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), Mathematics (3)
Title: Graph It!
Description:

This activity guides students through the process of creating a graph of a particular data set. Students can produce a bar graph that compares different categories, a line graph that shows a change in something over time, or a pie graph that shows percentages of a whole. Students will select the most appropriate graph choice, input data, create labels and titles, and make design choices to enhance the graphic representation of the data.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (3), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Edmodo: Communication is Key
Description:

"Edmodo is where education meets innovation. Edmodo was created to bring education into a 21st century environment."

Description provided by: www.edmodo.com

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5), Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Graph a Dance
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ket-5dance/graph-dance/
Description:

Students will compare and contrast quilting and square dancing.  This lesson has three options based on time allotment.  Students will graph a figure, choreograph and perform a square dance.

Subject: Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: Pictograph StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/data-analysis/pictograph.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be introduced to pictographs and led through steps to create a pictograph. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Histograms StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/data-analysis/histograms.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will learn the purpose of a histogram and be led through steps to create a histogram graph. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (2 - 3)
Title: Bar Graph StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/data-analysis/bar-graphs.htm
Description:

This classroom resource provides a video that introduces bar graphs and how they can be used to analyze data. The vocabulary words vertical and horizontal will be introduced. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/47341b83-fc3d-446e-962e-4d26aaec505c/47341b83-fc3d-446e-962e-4d26aaec505c/
Description:

In this "Cyberchase" video clip, the kids create their own bar graph to track the amount of bugs in the main Cybrary. They compare their bar graph to the one that Hacker created (to trick Ms. Fileshare, the librarian) and realize that the two bar graphs are based on different scales.

Subject: Mathematics (3)
Title: Making Bar Graphs
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/dd86a92c-7c82-49b3-b4ee-0b58a5e2eaba/making-bar-graphs-the-electric-company-math-activities/
Description:

In this activity from The Electric Company, students will review the components of and practice reading and creating bar graphs. Included are simple teacher-led activities and hands-on exercises for students.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 6