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Type of Product
- Diagrams and graphs
- Multiple choice questionnaire
- Web Site/Portal
Language Skills Developed
Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will develop communication skills, time management, self-motivation, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills.
Students will be able to explain the phenomena. They will acquire the basic English vocabulary connected with the topic (Reflection and refraction). Students will develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.
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. What is more, this web site can be used by anyone who wants to do extend knowledge about the greenhouse effect.
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
Time required to use the resource with the students: 1 hour
How to use it
The teacher elicits from students what words they associate with the topic and create a mind map (the teacher can create a cloud on www.mentimeter.com and invite students to come up with their suggestions). To help students retain vocabulary the teacher can initiate a vocabulary game such as Taboo where a student has to guess a word when its definition is given without using the word itself or any part of the taboo word. The teacher asks students to work in pairs and write down the main characteristics of reflection and refraction and then to highlight the main differences between them (the teacher sets a time limit). Students compare their solution with the solution given by the link. Class discussion follows.
•Possible difficulties for the students
Students who have poor knowledge of English can have problems with understanding the content.
•Strengths: It is easy to use. The material is well organised in paragraphs with subtitles. It provides students with structured information related to the topic. •Weakness – The presence of ads may be distracting for some students. •Scientific reliability: The source is reliable. •The activity can be done individually or in pairs. It encourages collaborative learning, self–directed learning, peer assisted learning, depending on how the task is organised.
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