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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
Credit Recovery Science (K - 5), or Science (2 - 4)
Little River Canyon's Carnivorous Green Pitcher Plants
A digital slide program introduces the Green Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila) to the students. Students use a model of the Green Pitcher Plant and plastic insects to role play. They will tell the story of habitat adaptation and interaction around the pitcher plant bog. Pitcher Plants and the animals in the neighborhood have lives interconnected to the environment. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.
Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
The Promise of a Seed
In this lesson, students will plant seeds, record the changes, and connect the relationship of seeds to plants. This lesson should be taught at the beginning of plant unit.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
English Language Arts (2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Luscious Layers of Life...A Walk Through the Rainforest
This lesson provides students with an opportunity to learn about the animals and plant life that live in the various layers of the tropical rainforest. Students will view a slideshow with many different facts and pictures of the rainforest. They will also research animals and plants of the rainforest by searching Internet sites. Students will also share what they learn through an typed report.
English Language Arts (2), or Credit Recovery Science (2), or Science (2)
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Students will read and discuss Janet Stevens' book, Tops & Bottoms, and use it as a stepping stone to understanding character analysis, sequence of events, and main ideas and supporting details.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
What Plants Need to Grow CROPS
This Science NetLinks lesson is the second of a two-part series on where food comes from. In this lesson, students explore how to grow plants and learn what kinds of things promote growth (warmth, sunlight, water, soil). Their activities involve learning about how seeds and plants grow and participating in a simple, in-class gardening project. Contains investigation / experiment