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Teaching Resource: Photosynthesis - causes and effects

Subject taught
- Biology


Type of Product
- Diagrams and graphs
- Videos
- Web Site/Portal

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will develop note-taking skills, self-motivation, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills.

General aims Students will be able to explain the phenomenon, its causes and effects and provide solutions to related problems in their context. They will acquire the basic English vocabulary connected with the topic (Photosynthesis). Students will develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills. Linguistic aims Students will be able to: - read English texts with ease - reflect on their reading experience and share it with their peers - get the main ideas from a text - comprehend the topic correctly - translate words connected with the topic (greenhouse effect) from English into their mother tongue. Subject specific aims Students will be able to: - explain the phenomenon Target groups age: Students from high school 16-18+ years old. Level of competence in English (CEFR) B1+/B2 • Time required to use the resource with the students: 1 hour • How to use it Students in pairs have to go through the text and find the answers to the given questions: Why is photosynthesis important?/ What is the basic formula for photosynthesis?/Which organisms can photosynthesize? Students check findings with the given answers. They watch the video on an overview of photosynthesis and take notes on the following ideas: the location, importance, and mechanisms of photosynthesis; the roles of chloroplasts, chlorophyll, grana, thylakoid membranes, and stroma in photosynthesis. Teacher checks students’ notes with the class. Students use the diagram and explain to each other the diagram on photosynthesis showing how water, light, and carbon dioxide are absorbed by a plant to produce oxygen, sugars, and more carbon dioxide. • Possible difficulties for the students Students who have poor knowledge of English can have problems with understanding the content.

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