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    Experiments: Matchbox paddle boat

    In this experiment, pupils learn about the build-up of stored energy and its subsequent release by building a boat powered by an elastic band. Students complete gap-fill and matching exercises practising related vocabulary and the first conditional before placing a sequence of images relating to the experiment in the correct ...

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    Experiments: How strong is that wind?

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material. Students find illustrated objects in a wordsearch and understand the strengths of different winds before writing a report on the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Bodies in orbit

    What keeps the moon up in the sky? Why is Pluto no longer a planet? Students practise making notes based on a teacher-led listening and find the answers to questions through listening. A third activity on ‘Dwarf planets’ tests students’ ability to remember and interpret what they have heard.

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    Grammar focus: Plants

    In this lesson plan, young learners match phrases to items in a fun illustration, read a text and circle the correct verb form to complete sentences. The activities consolidate superlatives and subject-verb agreement, while reinforcing pupils’ understanding of the life cycle of plants.

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    This restless Earth

    Show your students how volcanoes are formed while teaching key subject vocabulary such as magma , lava and crater .

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    River action

    Show students how ox-bow lakes are formed while teaching them key subject vocabulary such as meander , erosion and alluvium .

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    Experiments: Magnetic pennies

    A fun Science Museum experiment that gets students thinking about magnets and how they work. The step by step teaching notes and worksheets help teachers and pupils get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. The lesson culminates in an open-ended investigation. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s ...

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    Experiments: Ear gongs

    In this experiment, pupils see how sounds travel much more effectively through materials such as metal and string than through air. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise relevant vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then complete a report using present and past tenses. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s ...

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    Experiments: 3D shadows

    In this experiment, pupils learn how to produce the illusion of a 3D shadow using two different coloured light sources and colour-filtered glasses. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and prepositional phrases. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report ...

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    Experiments: Shape-shifting slime

    In this experiment, students transform a boring polystyrene cup into something more interesting. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then discuss the outcome of the experiment with a partner and write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical ...

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    Experiments: Nails trick

    In this experiment, students attempt to defy gravity by balancing 14 nails on the head of one nail. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise related vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then write a report of the experiment using the past tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes ...

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    Experiments: Roller-coaster ride

    In this experiment, students construct a track for marbles to collide on in order to compare the energy stored in a stationary object to the energy of one that is in motion. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise vocabulary related to movement. Students then complete a table and read ...

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    Experiments: Gone with a bang

    In this experiment, students make a banger and use this to learn how energy can be released and turned into sound waves. The accompanying activities practise reading instructions and linking words. Key vocabulary and practical teacher's notes are included.

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    Experiments: 360-degree periscope

    In this experiment, students build a periscope and explore the effects of mirrors on the passage of light. The accompanying activities practise preposition phrases and writing a scientific report. Students predict the results of the experiment using future tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Experiments: Rocket mice

    This fun experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with forces. Students make a rocket mouse and learn how to make it fly with the help of a plastic bottle. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to forces. Students then talk about their experiment and write ...

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    Streetpets: Present simple

    An information-gap activity at elementary level to practise the present simple of live and have got .

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    The water cycle

    Demonstrate to the geography class how the water cycle works while teaching key subject vocabulary such as vapour, droplets, precipitation and condensation.

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    Secondary Economic Activity

    How does the manufacturing industry turn ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs’ into cold, hard cash? Learn all about the systems and stages involved in secondary economic activity in this animation with accompanying language support material.

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    Sea action

    Teach students how load is carried along the sea shore by a process called ‘longshore drift’.

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    Acid Rain

    How do we define acid rain? What causes it? What damage does it do? Show students how acid rain is formed and the harm it does to our environment in this set of useful CLIL resources.