The Alien Teacher is Lori H. Miller.
I was born and raised in south Georgia, and am a country gal at heart.
I am the Technology Teacher at Wacona Elementary School in Waycross,
Georgia. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from
Valdosta State University. I am pursuing my Master's Degree in Education with a
focus on Integrating Technology in the Classroom.
I have three children: Jonathan, Amber, and Caitlin.
I love aliens, Star Trek, and science fiction. I especially love bad
science fiction movies. I also enjoy reading. Two of my favorite authors are
Terry Pratchett and Lynn Kurland. I like listening to music, playing with my
cats, writing, collecting Arensbak
trolls (I have over 70), watching old musicals, and working with computers.
When I have time, I like to write short stories and poetry. I also
participate in a number of Star Trek sims. If you'd like to read my writings,
I'm a very amateur genealogist, and have collected a bit of information
about my family tree, including the Claytons, Hales, Howells, and Mays of the
southeast Georgia area. To see what I've found so far, visit my
I love to make Web pages, and am constantly improving my skills and
learning how to do more. I am webmaster for a number of sites, including my
elementary school's site, a
Star Trek PBeM
site, the Ware County Golden Gator Band
site, and my high school alumni site.
I am known as the Alien Teacher because my computer lab is decorated with
aliens. The students love it and refuse to let me use any other kind of
decorations. It also helps that the students speculate on whether I'm really an
alien and if I can use special powers to see what they're up to. :)
Surprisingly, there are a lot of alien-themed lesson ideas online. Here are
some of my favorites.
Alien Lesson Plan Ideas
- Alien Fever - Alien projects were planned school-wide, Ideas included
ecosystems and how they affect life forms, reading science fiction, creating
aliens, an alien parade, and creating alien t-shirt logos.
- Invent an Alien - An entire alien fair was planned. Students had to
choose a location as the alien's home, and then design the alien, being sure
that it was adapted to live in the environment. Projects were judged
(similar to science fair projects).
- Alien Hangman - A new variation on an old game. Includes downloadable
files for students to play the game.
- What would an alien look like? - Lesson plan guides students through
determining what an alien might look like, and what an alien would need to
- Exploring the Unknown: Alien Landscape - Resources to plan science
lessons and guide students through learning about landscapes, measurement
activities, sensory activities, and more.
- Alien Poem - Have students write their own poems based on the main idea
in this very cute one.
- Alien Creatures - Students are given "aliens" and must work in groups to
- An Alien is Here - Students fill out an online form with descriptions of
things they would show aliens.
- An Appetite for Alien Adjectives - Lesson plan that guides students
through describing foods, and then writing friendly letters to aliens about
- Chemistry: Aliens - Students classify aliens based on traits (for
middle or high school).
- Alien Being Puzzle - An online form for students to complete, making
estimations of alien spacecraft size (for upper grades or middle/high
- Dancing Aliens
- Alien Abductions - An online listening and comprehension activity for
students to complete.
- Understanding: Extraterrestrials - From Discovery School, a list
of resources and activities for teachers and students.
- The Aliens Have Landed - School-wide celebration during which "aliens"
visited to celebrate the achievement of a school-wide accelerated reader
- Friendly Alien - An art and creative writing activity completed by third
grade students. Includes pictures of the projects.
- Alien Slide Show - Students use a digital camera, scan pictures, share
files, and do creative writing activities to complete alien slide shows.
- Dinner with Aliens - A videotaped news story about aliens coming to
dinner. Very cute idea!
- Aliens on Tour - Students design clothing and dwellings for aliens based
on the aliens' needs.
- GEMS Aliens Juice Bar Game - Students must serve aliens drinks with the
correct pH. They learn about acids and bases.
- Alien Bodies - Science based lesson for older students to design alien
bodies, taking into account nutritional needs, body systems, etc.
- Persuade the Aliens! - Students must write persuasive essays to convince
aliens to adopt some custom they've observed on earth.
- Alien Invaders! - Students use a printable book to solve math word
- Extraterrestrials - A DiscoverySchool lesson plan that includes critical
thinking skills questions.
- Alien Youngsters/Sandwiches - A simple word problem for students to
solve. They must figure out how many sandwiches it will take to feed a
certain number of alien youngsters, and prove how they came up with their
If you have other alien activity ideas, please let me know!