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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
Mathematics (K - 2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (4), or Social Studies (1)
The Horizons of Soil in My Backyard
Students will work in small groups to dig holes 1 meter deep. Students will work with measurements as they dig and measure. Students will observe the different types of soil and how the soil changes as they dig. Students will write and draw in their journals about the soil horizons. The need for soil as an important natural resource will be discussed. 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
Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Everything Comes from Something
In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources. They trace resources to their points of origin by constructing and analyzing a product map.
National Geographic Education
Science, Social Studies
The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to look for evidence of global interdependence in the foods that we eat. Students recognize the fact that many of the foods that they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop.