ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (9 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Obey The Law: Using Computer Coding to Create an Interactive Energy Pyramid
Description: During this activity, the students will use drag and drop computer code to create an interactive ecological energy pyramid model that shows how the 10% law applies to the energy available at each trophic level.  As part of the hour of code, students can use this activity to participate in the Hour of Code week during their biology class.   This lesson plan results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Biomes of the World
Description: This is a technology-based Biology lesson on the Biomes of the world. Students will work in groups and research their designated terrestrial biome. Students will research abiotic and biotic factors about their biome. Students will create a digital presentation of their biome using Haiku Deck. The presentation will summarize how the abiotic and biotic factors interact in their biome.  Students will then use the collected data from the presentations to create food chains and food webs for their designated biomes.  This lesson plan results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: An Astro-Ventrous Water Cycle!
Description: In this lesson students create a laboratory simulation of the water cycle. Indicating the change in states of matter and the flow of energy.  Students also compare and contrast the cycle of matter with the flow of energy.  This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.