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Tricks of the light: RAINBOWS

Subject taught
- Physics

Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXccpwytjL8

Type of Product
- Videos

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

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

Description
General aims
Students will be able to explain the phenomenon and talk about how rainbows are formed. They will acquire the basic English vocabulary connected with the topic (rainbows). Students will develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.
Linguistic aims
Students will be able to:
- listen to English passages with ease
- reflect on their listening experience and share it with their peers
- get the main ideas from a listening passage
- 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
- do the experiment
Target groups age:
Students from high school 14+ years old.
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
B1
Time required to use the resource with the students: 30 minutes

• How to use it (two ways):
1. The teacher asks students to watch the video and do the experiment at home. Whilst watching the video, the students take notes on the following topics: things they need for the experiment; steps of the experiment/what they need to do/explanation of the phenomenon. In class they will share each other their experience.
2. The teacher asks one group of pupils to watch the video and do the experiment at home. While watching the video, the students take notes on the following topics: things they need for the experiment; steps of the experiment/what they need to do/explanation of the phenomenon. In class they will share their experience and guide the rest of the class to do the experiment in class. Discussion on the experiment and how rainbows are formed.
• Possible difficulties for the students
Students who have poor knowledge of English can have problems with understanding the content.

Comments
Strengths: concrete experiments, easy to perform; the experiment gives students a sense of exploring, of discovery and appeals to their curiosity. Students get engaged in their learning process. Pair work or group work may make some students feel more comfortable with the experiment. Students can also do the experiment at home at their own pace. Experiential learning with help from video support tools is fun, easy and students will definitely appreciate the great experience and value they can acquire from this. It encourages collaborative learning, self–directed learning, peer assisted learning, depending on how the task is organised.

Related Video Lessons

Trick of The Light 1: Rainbows