All Writing articles – Page 12

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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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    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: Gas from garbage

    This experiment is designed to demonstrate that biomass, especially when stored in warm, damp conditions, produces gas. Step by step teaching notes and worksheets help teachers and pupils get the most from the experiment and develop language learning skills. Pupils are guided through predicting the results and writing up the ...

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    Experiments: Energy Pairs

    This simple experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with energy. Students match sentences halves to make statements on energy or ‘energy pairs’. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to energy, including renewable and non-renewable sources and how we use energy in our everyday lives. Students ...

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    Experiments: Follow the energy path

    A simple but revealing experiment in which pupils measure and record the temperature of hot water as it cools down in two different containers: one metallic, one ceramic. Matching and word-order activities help students to revise relevant vocabulary. Students then write a report using the past tense. Key vocabulary and ...

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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: Conductors and insulators

    Which materials are good conductors and which are good insulators? This experiment uses polystyrene foam, metal, wood, glass and plastic to explore the properties of conductors and insulators. Step by step teaching notes and student worksheets help teachers and students get the most from the experiment and develop language learning ...

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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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    Symbols on maps

    A labelling activity familiarises pupils with the common icons and geographical symbols found on maps, while consolidating vocabulary such as: church, museum, monument and bus stop.

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    Map reading

    Helps young learners develop map-reading skills and spatial awareness. Pupils use a grid map and cardinal directions to measure distances and find places in a town. Teacher’s notes provide step-by-step instructions and suggestions for additional map-reading exercises and classroom activities.

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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: Build a sail-car of the future

    In this experiment, students make a sail-car and learn how to harness the energy from the wind to power it. The accompanying activities practise the first and second conditional and modals of prediction. Students then design their own car of the future and talk about it using the future tense. ...

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    Business Spotlight: End and beginning

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, deals with the problematic but essential Business English topic of losing a job. 

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    Using art in the classroom

    A series of articles by Jamie Keddie containing lesson plans, teaching tips, and suggestions for using art in the classroom. 

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    Business Spotlight: Career focus: Recruiter for love

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight magazine, Sophia McDonald talks about her company and how her people skills helped her become a successful matchmaker.

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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 ...