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Type of Product
Language Skills Developed
Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Transferable skills: - teamwork, - listening, - communication, - time management, - dependability, - technology. Scientific skills: - listening and observing presentations and videos
• General aims Understand what condensation polymers are. Be able to give examples of polyamides and polyesters. Make the students aware that synthetic polymers are very common materials because useful for a broad range of applications in our life. • Linguistic aims Improve the scientific English vocabulary with special reference to: types of polymerization reactions, functional groups, monomers, example of synthetic polymers, words and sayings relative field of applications of plastic. Listening and reading comprehension related to organic chemistry reactions such as condensation. Ability to speak about this topic. • Subject specific aims Learn that exist several types of reactions for the polymers synthesis. Know the fundamental principles of condensation polymerisation. Recognize the functional groups involved in the formation of polyamides and polyesters. Know that PET, the common plastic of drink bottles is the acronym of polyethylene terephthalate. Know that Nylon 6,6 and PET are two synthetic polymers that belong to polyamides and a polyesters, respectively. Know what are the monomers involved in the formation of Nylon 6,6 and PET. Learn about the uses of Nylon and PET. • Target group age 16-18 • Level of competence in English (CEFR) B1 • Time required to use the resource with the students 1 hour • How to use it Students will watch the video a few times in the classroom. During the viewing they can take notes and possibly ask questions to the teacher if something is not clear. As soon as the vision is finished, the students will work in pairs to complete a semi-structured questionnaire in 20 minutes, that will be administered to them. Subsequently, in turn, some pairs of students will be called to the correction. • Possible difficulties for the students Associate for each compound the ball and stick model to the molecular structure. Assign the chemical formula to the name of functional groups. Understand why carboxyl group reacts with amino and hydroxyl groups.
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