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Energy Flow in an Alaska Wetland
Students determine the role of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem. In this biology lesson plan, students construct a wetland food web. They apply what they learned by playing a board game.
Students explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics lesson, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population. They describe their graphs and three factors that affect the rate of population growth.
Changing Speeds, Changing States
Eighth graders describe the motion of molecules in different states of matter. In this chemistry lesson plan, 8th graders investigate molecular motion using an online interactive simulation. They relate what they have learned to the spring ice break up in Alaska.
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Students discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson, students identify the factors that determine the extent of wildfires' effect on permafrost. They study the history of Alaska wildfires using online multimedia.
Plate Tectonics and Ecology
Young scholars explain how changes on the Earth's surface affect the organisms on it. In this earth science instructional activity, students connect this event to subsistence in Alaska. They listen to a local Elder's presentation and complete a worksheet right after.
Agriculture & Alaska's Economy
Learners examine Alaska's agriculture numbers from previous years. They answer questions based on Alaska's production levels.
Alaska the 'Poster State" For Climate Concerns
Students read an article on Alaska and its climate concerns. In this research lesson students create a poster that contrasts Alaska then and now that pertains to climate change.
A Study Of Alaska: US Geography
Students learn several facts about Alaska's history, geography and cultures.
A Study of Alaska
Students explore Alaska. This lesson is gearing mostly for students who live in Alaska.
Trade in Precontact Alaska
Students explore the geography of Alaska and its effect on trade. In this ancient Alaska instructional activity, students participate in a simulation that requires them to trade with those in the territory and outside of it.
Finding Fairweather Fruit
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to test the possibility a legend is based in truth and understand the topography of Lituya Bay. In this Lituya Bay lesson, 5th graders examine the effects of earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and tidal actions. Students recognize the effects of the Fairweather Fault on Alaska
Excel temperature Graphs
Learners gather data about the weather in Nome, Alaska. In this Nome Temperature lesson plan, students create an excel graph to explore the weather trends in Nome. Learners will find the average weather and add a trend line to their graph.
Scientists Use Web Site to Report Volcano Activity
Students react to statements about volcanoes, then read a news article about scientists monitoring eruptions at Augustine volcano in Alaska. In this earth science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the lesson with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
A Neighborhood Expedition
Students plan and conduct an expedition through their neighborhood based on the techniques used by the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in 1899. They research the Harriman expedition on the internet and then create a route and collection techniques to put together an album of their neighborhood journey.
Fourth graders explore how humans adapt to variations in physical environment, compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment and identify and compare the human characteristics of selected regions.
Alaska Native Ways of Knowing
Pupils watch a video on the Alaskan native ways. They examine how knowledge was passed down from elders and how the Alaskans lived with harmony in nature. Learners then prepare and present a classroom science fair project based on their own lives.
Students understand that temperatures in Alaska can be negative numbers. In this temperature lesson, students recognize the temperatures above and below zero. Students compare temperatures using the greater than and less than signs. students look at weather words from Alaska. Students complete a worksheet recording temperatures.
Animals in Alaska
Students discover the animals of Alaska. In this Alaskan animals lesson, students work in groups to think of animals they may find in Alaska. Students research Internet sites for information on the animals they chose. Students make a poster about the animals and share with the class.
Students inquire about biology by creating ecology flash cards. In this wetland lesson, students identify the many different plants in Alaska and examine their characteristics by creating a group of flash cards with their image on the front. Students quiz each other on the plants and animals that reside in the great northern state.
Students explore earth science by completing a flash card activity. In this weather lesson, students examine a list of numerous Alaska ecology flash cards and identify the animals or plants on the front of the card and read the information on the back. Students quiz themselves and each other while using the flash cards.