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Biology

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  • Bioethics: Lesson plan

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson plan, students read a text and then discuss the difficult ethical questions surrounding genetic engineering and cloning.

  • Gregor Mendel: The Father of Modern Genetics

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    This lesson plan has a pairwork activity in which students complete a text about Gregor Mendel and how his experiments with pea plants established our understanding of how genetic inheritance works. Students learn key vocabulary and practise using passive structures.

  • Sounds and the ear: Lesson plan

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    How do sound waves from musical instruments travel to the ear? How does the ear interpret tiny sound vibrations? This worksheet brings science and music together in a short reading text and vocabulary exercise.

  • Whales: Lesson plan

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    What type of animals are whales? What are the characteristics of the Blue whale, the Sperm whale and the Bowhead whale? Do whales have teeth? Your students will find out all about these magnificent creatures via a reading text with quiz, comprehension-check questions and a role-play exercise. Teacher’s notes provide full guidance including a list of websites with useful whale video clips.

  • The eye: Lesson plan

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Clear labelling and vocabulary exercises introduce students to the components and functions of the human eye in this lesson plan. Focuses on key vocabulary such as: ‘pupil’, ‘sclera’, ‘iris’, ‘eyelashes’ and ‘eyelid’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites for further study.

  • Charles Darwin: Lesson plan

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    Did you know that Charles Darwin was the grandson of the prestigious china maker Josiah Wedgwood, or that he planned to become a doctor but instead chose to study theology? In this lesson plan, students learn about this famed naturalist, his voyages around the globe, and his theory that shook the world.

  • The brain: Lesson plan

    Author: Adrian Tennant Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this cerebral series of activities, students learn about their body’s control centre. Includes a trivia quiz, a diagram for students to label, and a reading exercise that teaches about the different parts of the brain and their functions. Also provides useful web links for further study.

  • Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    This illustrated lesson introduces students to the study of science in English. The first part asks what ‘things’ are made of? In the second part students carry out experiments. Includes vocabulary and listening activities.

  • Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson: Listening Exercise: Cells

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    A listening exercise to accompany the Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson.

  • The eye

    Author: Adrian Tennant Staff Room

    Clear labelling and vocabulary exercises introduce students to the components and functions of the human eye in this lesson plan. Focuses on key vocabulary such as: ‘pupil’, ‘sclera’, ‘iris’, ‘eyelashes’ and ‘eyelid’. Includes teacher’s notes with a list of useful websites for further study.

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