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What Causes a Rainbow?

Subject taught
- Physics

Link
https://www.getepic.com/app/read/40272

Type of Product
- e-book

Language Skills Developed
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Student will develop key competences, such as problem-solving, data analysis, written and verbal communication.

Description
General aims:
- to learn about the surrounding world
- to be able to interpret natural phenomena
- to know the language associated with light
- to develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.

Linguistic aims:
- to read English with ease
- to understand content
- to learn from written texts
- to express opinion
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with probability in English into the mother tongue using their own words.

Subject specific aims:
- to familiarise students with the properties of light
- to enable students to interpret tricks of light

Target group age:
The e-book is aimed at 7-9-year-old native speakers of English. Therefore, it can be suitable for non-native students of 13-14. This e-book can be used by anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of physical properties of light. Also, the resource is recommended to teachers who want to teach probability using English.

Level of competence in English (CEFR)
A2/B1

Time required to use the resource with the students:
The e-book contains 4 chapters so it is recommended to use the resource during 2 lessons.

How to use it
The teacher should ask the students to read the resource at home before the lesson and then do the proposed experiment in order to enable students to use the required knowledge in practice. The students might get the answers and feedback at the end of the book.

Possible difficulties for the students
Students whose level of English is poor might have problems with understanding the content.

“What Causes a Rainbow?“ e-book by Janet Slingerland is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to the topic of light and light tricks or it might be assigned to students as a self-studying resource. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms.
In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

Comments
“What Causes a Rainbow?“ e-book by Janet Slingerland is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to the topic of light and light tricks or it might be assigned to students as a self-studying resource. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms. In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

Related Video Lessons

Trick of The Light 1: Rainbows