ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Science (4)
Title: Earthworm Behavior
Description: This is an inquiry-based lesson that allows students to investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses, process that information, and respond to it.  Students will place earthworms in a lighted area and see if they move toward a dark environment or stay in the lighted environment.  Students will observe the behavior of the earthworms and use data from the investigation to conclude how an earthworm uses its senses to affect its behavior.  This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4)
Title: A Dolphin's Tale
Description: In this lesson, students will demonstrate echolocation using only their sense of hearing to locate sounds in their environment by playing a game of Marco Polo.  Students will create their own method of echlocation  to communicate with each other.  Students will write a narrative, from the viewpoint of a dolphin, describing how a dolphin uses echolocation to communicate and to locate things in their environment to aid in their survival.  This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.