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: Comparing Intermolecular Forces
Description: Students will be conducting a series of investigations in order to compare and contrast the various intermolecular forces that exist between compounds. First, students will rank 4 substances according to their melting points. Second, students will work together using the jigsaw research approach to understand the 4 types of intermolecular forces. And lastly, students will use the information gained to go back to their data collected and compare their original compounds and type of intermolecular bond they exhibit. This lesson plan results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.