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Video Lesson: Our Plastic World

Video Lesson

Subject
Technology

Description of the video lesson
This lesson relates to chemistry as well as technology.
SUBJECT AIMS for the video
Science: Learn about plastics and polymers.

- petroleum;
- polymers;
- polymer synthesis;
- plastic around us;
- plastic and pollution;
- recycled plastic;
-lab activity

Language Skills: Listening, watching, speaking
Grammar: Present tense
Vocabulary:

Partner presentation
Limerick Institute of Technology

Level of English
Basic English vocabulary. Sentence construction.

Pre-requisites
Students should have basic English vocabulary and some reading and listening skills.
They should know some basic chemistry: atoms, molecules, carbon compounds, etc.

Language aims
Language Skills: Listening, watching, speaking
Grammar: Present tense
Students should be able to construct simple sentences and to be able to listen and comprehend.
Keywords and terms:
Carbon
Organic chemistry
Natural
Synthetic
Man-made
Proteins
Amino Acids
Hydrocarbons
Polythene
Petroleum
polymers
polymer synthesis
plastic
plastic
pollution
recycled
Origin
Naturally occurring
Crude oil
Porous
Refinery
Fractional distillation
Processes
Cracking
Reforming
High value
Shaped
Moulded
Properties
Chain
Monomers
Type
Addition
Condensation
Unsaturated
Polythene
Addition
unsaturated
Condensation
Nylon
Polyethene, polypropylene, polybutylene, polystyrene.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Teflon (PTFE)
backbone
Pure form
Thermoplastic
Reheated
Reformed
Degrade
Modern
new
packaging
waterproof coatings fabrics
fillings
dressings
hydrogels
soft contact lenses disposable nappy liners
smart materials
memory
shrink-wrap packaging
Pollution
Valuable
Resource
Rubbish
Litter
Management
Microbeads
Cosmetic
Wastewater
Industrial processes
Non biodegradeable
Recycling
Recovering
Scrap
symbol

Subject aims
Science: Learn about plastics and polymers.

- petroleum;
- polymers;
- polymer synthesis;
- plastic around us;
- plastic and pollution

Students' Difficulties
Making connections.
Technical terminology

Students' Skills
Students should be able to link this more technical topic to basic chemistry/technology

Teaching Resources

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- Exercises
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- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking

- Articles
- Videos
- Web Site/Portal

- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Diagrams and graphs

- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking

- Videos

- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Online lab

- Interaction
- Reading
- Writing

- Articles
- Videos

- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Exercises
- Lesson Plans
- Slides
- Web Site/Portal

- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
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- Videos

- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

- Articles
- Videos
- Web Site/Portal

- Interaction
- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Exercises
- Interactive activity

- Reading

- Interactive activity
- Problem Based Activity

- Interaction
- Reading

- Interactive activity

- Interaction
- Reading

- Glossary
- Interactive activity

- Writing

- Videos

- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

- e-book

- Listening
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

- Audios/ Podcast

- Interaction
- Listening
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- Writing