Throughout our seminar sessions we have been talking about the need to provide students who are learning an area through English with the language support which will enable them to understand the content as well as to write about it or prepare an oral presentation on it. You will find a very clear example of how to support students with the required language on Heredity.
As you run through the slides, you will also witness how groups of students carry out project based learning in Science classes. There are different examples for young learners but I like one that shows a a group of very young learners working on "Let's launch a rocket together" and we can see how they have a great time while they learn content related to rocket design and use the language they need (nouns, action verbs and the language of comparison).
The slides also include very interesting "product" projects, one of which I highly recommend for Chemistry teachers: Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise. Here you will be able to take part in School partnership projects and/or see the projects that have already been completed. I also reckon that Chemistry teachers are bound to find the "Publications" and "News" sections really interesting.
One of the last slides includes some essential references for those teachers who implement different areas at Primary and Secondary levels through English , such as the Forum for across the Curriculum Teaching and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council website. The section called "News, events and publications" will open a door to a great deal of news that can add an element of motivation to your classes. There are clearly written texts and in some cases there is a video and even the video transcript itself. If you enter here, you will find a nice example: "How do we choose the food we eat?"
Therefore, I would like to thank Keith Kelly for sharing this workshop with all of us. You can follow it below these lines: