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Science

In this lively section of onestopclil you'll find CLIL resources for teaching biology, chemistry and physics in English.

Secondary school CLIL students looking through microscopes

Our science resources include:

  • A4 diagrams to use as flashcards
  • energy animations with worksheets
  • input texts, diagrams and tables
  • detailed teacher’s notes
  • wordlists to help students with difficult terminology

New topics will be regularly added to this area. Contact us to let us know which areas you are teaching and would like to see more resources for.

Select from our range of FREE 'try before you buy' science resources on rainforests, bioethics, serious diseases, key biology vocabulary, living organisms, the greenhouse effect and plants.

Inside Science

  • Ecosystems

    Learn about the laws of nature with this flexible range of resources

  • Health and disease

    Investigate the science behind leading a healthy lifestyle and the major diseases of the body

  • Sight and light

    Eye-opening activities on the fundamentals of human vision

  • Introductions to science

    CLIL lessons on biology, chemistry, physics and the study of electricity - all with extensive language support and listening exercises

  • Secondary Science: Question loop reading, speaking and listening activities

    Go round and round in circles in a good way! Question loop activities are a great way of getting students thinking, listening and talking about pretty much any topic under the sun – they work particularly well for scientific terminology.

  • The solar system

    Launch into outer space with these fun and informative worksheets on the solar system

  • Biology vocabulary

    Level: Intermediate

    What makes an animal an invertebrate? What happens in the process of photosynthesis? A comprehensive reference sheet illustrates key vocabulary for biological processes, cell and plant structure, and basic animal anatomy. Matching, translation and sentence completion exercises enable students to practise what they have learned.

  • Chemistry vocabulary

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Staff Room

    Students learn the vocabulary they need to discuss chemistry in English, including terms such as ‘atomic mass’, ‘isotope’, and ‘valency’, as well as the English names of more than 50 common elements, ions and compounds. The comprehensive reference sheet also illustrates the states of matter, including the verbs to describe changes of state.

  • Environment vocabulary

    Level: Intermediate Staff Room

    Students learn the vocabulary they need to discuss the effects of human activity on the world around us. A reference sheet illustrates terms such as ’endangered’, ’pollution’ and ’recycle’, while worksheet activities help students use the new vocabulary like native speakers. Among the exercises, students compare noun, adjective and verb forms of words; match collocations; and choose the correct preposition to complete a phrase.

  • Physics vocabulary

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Staff Room

    Show how to calculate the forces on an object on an inclined plane while demonstrating how physics terms such as ’magnetism’ and ’inertia’ are used in everyday language. A reference sheet provides a useful list of units of measurement and illustrates key physics machines and equations. Worksheet exercises test students’ knowledge of the vocabulary they have learned.

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