All Science articles – Page 4

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    Introducing the planets

    These comprehensive resources introduce students to the wonders of the planets and include a fun information gap-fill game, a class activity about the planets and building a scale model of the solar system.

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    CLIL Science: Health & Nutrition

    Check out this engaging Question Loop activity about health and nutrition.

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    Question Loop Speaking Activity: Reproduction in plants and humans: Secondary

    Twenty-four question loops on a variety of reproduction vocabulary such as germinate, airborne and bulb for plants, zygote, placenta and umbilical cord for humans.

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    Question Loop Speaking Activity: Energy and electricity: Secondary

    Twenty-seven question loops that focus on nouns and verbs connected with generating energy, saving energy and energy problems.

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    Question Loop Speaking Activity: Water: Secondary

    Twenty-five question loops on key verbs, nouns and adjectives connected with water in our everyday lives.

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    Question Loop Speaking Activity: Circulation and digestion: Secondary

    Twenty-four question loops on specialist anatomical vocabulary connected with the process of circulating blood, medical conditions such as angina and thrombosis and the organs involved when digesting food.

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    Electricity: An introduction

    A comprehensive set of resources looking at electricity. The first reading text, ‘Electricity and magnetism’, introduces the various pieces of the electromagnetism jigsaw. The second reading text tells of the indomitable spirit of Michael Faraday whose love of science helped him overcome all the adversity of being poor and downtrodden ...

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    Physics: An introduction

    ‘People have always wondered why things behave the way they do’ … this lesson plan looks at how our stories about how the world works have changed with the development of physics. ‘Physics - the new science fiction’ is the second reading text in the form of a report on ...

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    Chemistry: An introduction

    Students are introduced to this central science via a reading text and learn about three developments that give us the definition of chemistry: fire, the nature of matter itself, and Mendeleev’s all important table. A second reading text looks at the type of careers available to a chemistry student. Listening ...

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    Pathology of vision: Blindness

    A lesson plan for students to listen to a text on classifying blindness and complete a chart with key facts. Using a diagram Braille alphabet and students practise communicating in Braille using card and pins/pens. They then engage in a structured class discussion on aspects of vision such as blindness, ...

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    Pathology of vision: Astigmatism and glaucoma

    This is a pairwork worksheet in which students reorder words within a description of astigmatism to make a coherent text then examine a diagram of an astigmatic eye and use modal verbs to make conjectures as to why sufferers experience blurred eyesight. In pairs students ask and answer questions to ...

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    In this lesson plan, students order different types of wave according to their length, then listen to their teacher give them key information on vibrations, electromagnetic radiation and the behaviour of waves. An interactive group quiz gets students to revise what they have heard about wavelengths and how the eye ...

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    How we see

    In this lesson plan, groups of students construct a pin-hole camera and conduct a classroom experiment in order to understand how images appear on the retina. They write their results and conclusions before completing a gap-fill with key vocabulary such as ‘reflect’, ‘cornea’ ‘lens’ and ‘vitreous’.

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    In this lesson plan, students reorder sentences that present the principles of colour vision. Includes key vocabulary such as ‘retina’, ‘receptors’, perceive’, ‘rods’, ‘sensitive’ and ‘pigments’. A writing exercise introduces the notion of colour blindness/Daltonism, getting students to engage with a scientific text by punctuating it. A full key is ...

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    Health and disease

    From antibody to yellow fever, this document contains 11 pages of useful vocabulary on different aspects of health and disease in humans.

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    Diet and fitness: Energy and food

    This lesson plan introduces students to the energy contained within food and encourages them to reflect on individual eating habits. Students record what they ate yesterday in a chart and calculate (in kJ) the amount of energy in the food they eat. Teacher’s notes give tips and full guidance on ...

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    Diet and fitness: Nutrition and keeping fit

    In this lesson plan, students examine a nutrition pyramid and speak in groups about their diet using speaking prompts. They listen to the teacher giving them information on diet and exercise, match the information with diagrams and complete a gap-fill on nutrition and fitness. A full teacher’s script is provided.

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    Serious diseases

    An engaging worksheet in which students match the names of serious diseases with their phonetic transcriptions and practise pronouncing them. In teams they play a listening game to guess the disease, followed by a fun ’question loop’ speaking activity. Teacher’s notes provide scripts, answer keys and question loop cards.

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    Ecosystems web activities

    These teacher’s notes contain two activities ideal for students who have been learning about food chains. In the first activity students research a website on food chains, watch a presentation and answer comprehension questions. In the second activity students watch separate parts of a presentation on woodland ecosystems before quizzing ...

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    Diet and disease

    A lesson plan containing two worksheets for students working in pairs that include readings and error correction exercises on diabetes, rickets and influenza. An information-gap activity gets students to share information about the dangers of obesity and hypertension and what happens if we do not get enough Vitamin B1 and ...