All Science articles – Page 6

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    Whether the weather is good ...

    Whether the weather is good … or bad, this worksheet and sentence making challenge will keep students interested. Topics covered are weather, temperature, and climate, with a focus on the four seasons.

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    The Weather

    In this lesson plan, students match basic weather adjectives with their pictorial depictions, before categorising more subject-specific terminology such as ‘cumulus’, ‘vapour’ and ‘gale’. Students identify these terms in a series of short reading texts and complete a true/false quiz. An extra activity in the teacher’s notes focuses on weather ...

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    Spider's fear for the future

    In this lesson plan, students ask a partner questions to complete a text about an environmentalist’s concerns. This helps students to practise several verb tenses and question forms.

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    Rivers

    What is the longest river in Europe? Which river contains the most water? What are tributaries? In this lesson plan, students work in groups and pairs to read and answer questions, as well as to label a diagram and learn about the course of a river. They also use recommended ...

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    Renewable Energy Technologies

    In this lesson plan, students read about four sources of renewable energy and discuss which they would invest in.

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    Hotter and hotter

    In this group activity, students discuss the climate and brainstorm ways to prevent global warming.

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    Spot the Ecological Difference

    In this ecological information exchange activity, students ask and answer questions about their pictures of a busy street scene. Vocabulary provided includes: traffic , trees , pure water , solar power and clean air . Includes focused practice of there is / there are and many / much ...

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    Environment: Integrated Skills CLIL Lesson plan

    In this lesson plan, students learn about important environmental issues: recycling in the UK, saving water in the garden and pollution. A collaborative project asks students to prepare a presentation on pollution. Useful phrases, tips for effective reading and writing and vocabulary builder activities are also included. The listening exercise ...

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    Environment: The food chain

    This lesson plan provides an ideal introduction to the concept of food chains. Students complete a food chain diagram then listen to a clear explanation of each link in the chain from producers to third-level consumers. The listening also includes a clear explanation of why food chains are important. A ...

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    Environment: Natural disasters

    In this lesson plan, students unjumble words to reveal four natural disasters before listening to information on hurricanes and floods. Comprehension questions focus on the what, why, where and when. A follow-up activity asks students to match vocabulary such as ’drown’, ’evaporate’, disrupt’ and ’blow down’ to their definitions.

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    Consumer hot topics: Obesity

    In this lesson plan, students listen to a consumer report on obesity and what we can do to combat it. They complete a chart and gap-fill on calorie intake vs. output and listen again to focus on key vocabulary. A follow-up activity asks students to describe the symptoms and solutions ...

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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 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 eye

    This lesson plan provides an introduction to the human eye and its component parts. A pronunciation exercise helps students practise the distinction between different ‘i’ sounds in: ‘ciliary’, ‘conjunctiva’, ‘iris’ and ‘retina’. In pairs students then ask and answer questions to complete their diagram of the eye. Useful phrases are ...

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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.