Science and Nature

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    Webquest: Water

    Water is amazing – nothing on Earth can live without it. Find out more about water’s properties and why it’s so important in our watery webquest, celebrating World Water Day (22nd March).

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    Reading: Trevor Bayliss and the wind-up radio

    A reading worksheet on the invention of the wind-up radio and its uses. Student exercises focus on comprehension and discussion.

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    Health and disease

    Investigate the science behind diet, fitness, leading a healthy lifestyle and the major diseases of the body.

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    Physics vocabulary

    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’ ...

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    Environment vocabulary

    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 ...

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    Chemistry vocabulary

    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 ...

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    Biology vocabulary

    A comprehensive reference sheet illustrates key vocabulary for biological processes, cell and plant structure, and basic animal anatomy.

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    Which diet?

    In this lesson plan, students learn food vocabulary by asking questions about their partner’s diet.

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    What to do with a snake bite

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to match pictures with captions to learn how to treat a snake bite. Helps students hone their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

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    Whales

    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 ...

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    The History and Science of Tea Webquest

    In nine webquest worksheets students explore the fascinating history and science behind one of the world’s most popular beverages. Includes a class project where students prepare a presentation on an aspect of tea.

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    The eye

    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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    The brain

    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.

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    Sounds and the ear

    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.

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    Gregor Mendel: The Father of Modern Genetics

    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.

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    Bioethics

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

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    Charles Darwin

    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 ...

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    Nutrition: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    You are what you eat. In this lesson, students are encouraged to talk about the kinds of food they eat, and the nutritional value of their diets. The food pyramid is given as a guide for healthy eating. Contains reading, speaking, listening and writing exercises as well as a collaborative ...

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    Introduction to Science: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson

    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.

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    Compare the Planets

    This lesson plan contains a pairwork activity in which students compare the characteristics of Mercury and Saturn using adverbs of degree.