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ABO Blood Groups and How They Contribute to Blood Transfusions
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This lesson will demonstrate why blood transfusions are possible between certain types of blood. ABO blood types will be reviewed and students will determine which blood types are the universal donor and recipient. This lesson was adapted from blood types lesson, Discovery Science Center, 2500 N Main St Santa Ana, CA 92705. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Add, Subtract, and Multiply Matrices
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The lesson will introduce the concept of a matrix. The matrix is labeled by its rows and columns. This lesson will teach the concept of adding, subtracting, scalar multiplication, and multiplication of matrices. This lesson will be a prerequisite for solving systems of equations with matrices. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Alabama: A Boundless Field of Speculation
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This lesson looks at the natural resources that drew businesses to Alabama. Students will explore the adapted 1820 letter from Mason and Dexter in Cahaba, Alabama to Richards and Simmons in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Students will explain ideas within this historical text based on specific information presented in this primary source. This lesson can be used as a stand alone or can follow A Natural Attraction: The Natural Resources of Alabama During the Early Nineteenth Century . This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Alabama Fever!
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In this lesson, students will work in small groups to examine a letter describing the environment of Alabama and identify reasons which might have encouraged settlers to move to Alabama in the early nineteenth century. Students will choose an interesting attraction of Alabama mentioned in the letter and design a postage stamp around that attraction. This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Alabama's Early Governors
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In this lesson, students will learn about the executive branch of government at the state level, especially related to the first governors of the state of Alabama. Their impact on the development of Alabama and Alabama's role in the United States will be discussed. Students will use research and note taking skills to gather information on an early governor. Then students will participate in jigsaw groups to share their information, discuss the importance of each governor, similarities, and impact. Finally, students will discuss the role of governor and how governors have an impact on the state and the impact these men had in Alabama and in other states. This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Alabama's Pine Barren
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Students will read a description of the pine barrens by Basil Hall and analyze the text by using the 3-2-1 strategy. Students will discuss the life and work of Basil Hall, including his travels and journaling in North America. They will observe how a camera lucida functions and debate whether using a camera lucida is "cheating" in art. Next, students will venture outside to create a sketch of their environment while appropriately utilizing materials. They will compare and contrast their products to the sketches of Basil Hall and critique each other's work. This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
All About The Matter!!!
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Students will discover and explore types of matter all around us. The lesson includes a hands-on walking field trip to allow students to explore and discover types of matter. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Amazing Animal Adaptations for K-2
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This is a multi-session interactive lesson plan about animal adaptations for kindergarten through second grade students. The goal of this interactive digital lesson plan is to guide students through activities that help them understand how characteristics such as body covering, body parts, and behaviors help animals survive. These lesson plans also build cooperation and communication skills for students. There are additional resources provided for the teacher to use before or after using the HyperDoc. This Lesson Plan was created in partnership with the Birmingham Zoo.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Angles, Angles, and More Angles
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This lesson is designed to develop knowledge about the angles of a triangle. This lesson will prove that the interior angles of a triangle will have a sum of 180 degrees. This lesson will prove that an exterior angle is the sum of the remote interior angles. This lesson will show the relationships of the angles of parallel lines and transversals. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Animal Adaptions for Grades 3-5
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HyperSlides are digital lessons/units that help students learn the material in a way that is engaging and inquiry-based. Students will work together to complete a HyperSlides unit centering around animal adaptations for standards in grades 3-5. Students will work creatively and collaboratively with a variety of Course of Study standards that engage students through using Google Slides and a Hyperlinks to assist in the understanding of animal adaptations. This project will take several class periods to complete. After an introduction to the Hyperslides, students are encouraged to work at their own pace, but Hyperslides can be assigned on a daily basis. This Lesson Plan was created in partnership with the Birmingham Zoo.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Animal Alterations: How Do Animals Change Their Habitats?
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Students will begin by describing how humans change their environment in order to provide for their needs. Students will watch a video clip that explains how several forest animals alter their habitats, and then explain how other animals might change their environment in order to survive. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a drawing that illustrates how an animal may alter their environment to provide for its needs. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Animal Habitats
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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
Ecology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Animal Survival
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This is an inquiry-based lesson that allows the students to investigate how an animal's color affects its chances of survival in its environment. Students will explore evidence needed to explain the cause-and-effect relationship between an animal's coloring and its effect on the individual's ability to survive. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? #1 (Land Usage)
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This lesson deals with human growth and our consumption of land resources. This lesson can be used in conjunction with other Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? lessons, although this should be first since it has the video of population growth. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? #3 (Air Pollution)
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In this lesson children will investigate 6 major pollutants in our world and how they can be eliminated or limited. This lesson is a continuation of the other Are We Our Own Worst Enemy ? lesson plans. It can stand on its own but if you haven't taught the others you may want to show the World Population Over Time video before starting this lesson. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
An Astro-Ventrous Water Cycle!
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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.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
The Big Bang Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Binomial Expansion -Shortcut Please
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This lesson is an introduction to Binomial Expansion and the Binomial Theorem. Students begin by expanding binomials using multiplication. They will examine the expansions looking for patterns. These patterns will be used to develop the Binomial Theorem. Both Pascal's Triangle and Combinations will be used to complete the Binomial Expansion. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Biomes of the World
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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:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Date Added:
04/29/2019