ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Case of the Invisible Signal 
Description: Are cell phones really safe for humans to use frequently? In this mock trial lesson, students will use claim, evidence, and reasoning to construct a scientific argument on the safety of the electromagnetic waves involved in cell phone technology. During the lesson process, students will hold a “trial” and each individual student will construct their own written “verdict” based on the evidence presented at the mock trial. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.


Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Sinking State of Alabama
Description: The lesson will begin by engaging students with a video of a natural landform in Alabama called Neversink Pit. Students will then research the natural and human-made causes and effects of sinkhole formation in Alabama. Lastly, students will create a video PSA to communicate information about sinkhole dangers and methods to protect people and property from sinkhole damage. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.


Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (9 - 10), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: The Big Bang Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument
Description: This lesson will require students to research the Big Bang Theory and the three main pieces of scientific evidence that support this theory. After students complete their research, they will engage in all steps of the writing process, including prewriting, outlining, revising, and editing. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a five paragraph argumentative essay to examine the Big Bang Theory and the scientific evidence that supports this theory. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.