ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Ramp Exploration
Description: In this lesson, students will work in groups to design a ramp to increase the speed of a ball. The teacher will guide students' work through careful questioning. After creating different ramps, students will record and report their findings to the class. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Animal Habitats
Description: In this lesson, students will research a variety of animals, plants, and habitats from Alabama. After researching animals, plants, and habitats from Alabama, small groups of students will be assigned a habitat to create.  After creating the habitat in small groups, the small groups of students will share their habitat with their classmates. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


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 Environment. In 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: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Lesson 1: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Description: This lesson may be taught as part of the Unit Plan - Solutions to Lessen Human Impact on the Environment.  In this lesson, students will explore solutions that would lessen the human impact on the environment. After reading The Lorax, students will discuss ways they can help their environment through the 3R's (reduce, reuse, recycle). Students will create a reduce, reuse, recycle chart from their discussion.   This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development.


Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Health (K)
Title: Find the Fat
Description: Students will experiment with and evaluate healthy and unhealthy foods. Students will take digital pictures and view during a class discussion about fat content in foods. Students will watch a video about healthy eating and exercise and respond to the experience through writing and drawing.  This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.