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Video Lesson: Stem Cells

Video Lesson

Subject
Biology

Description of the video lesson
In this video we look at stem cells: different types, what they do and their potential for therapeutic uses.

Partner presentation
Limerick Institute of Technology

Level of English
Basic English grammar and vocabulary plus technical terminology

Pre-requisites
Students should know about cells, cell division and embryonic development

Language aims
Students should be able to describe the sources and functionality of stem cells.
Key technical words and terms include:
Stem cell
Disease
Building block
Divide
Renew
Replace
Embryo
Organ
Tissue
Replicate
Pluripotent
Paralysis
Alzheimer’s
Cancer
Test Drugs
Regenerative medicine
Cell-based therapy
Replacement
Macular degeneration
Spinal cord
Stroke
Burns
Diabetes
Arthritis
Embryonic
Embryo
Adult
Multipotent
Laboratory
Regenerating
Replacing
Undifferentiated
Differentiated
Haematopoietic
Bone marrow
Pelvis
Femur
Sternum
Umbilical cord
Peripheral
Red blood cells
White blood cells
Platelets
Daughter cells
Transplant
Lymphoma
Anaemia
Chemotherapy
Sickle cell

Subject aims
Students should understand that stem cells have the potency to form other types of cell and that this can have therapeutic uses.

Students' Difficulties
There is a lot of technical terminology in this subject.

Students' Skills
Students will develop their reading, listening, observing and general language skills, as well as improving their scientific knowledge.

Teaching Resources

Title

Type of Product

Language Skills Developed

- Web Site/Portal

- Reading

- Videos

- Listening
- Reading

- Web Site/Portal

- Reading

- Videos

- Listening
- Reading

- Exercises
- Gamification
- Interactive activity

- Interaction
- Reading

- Gamification
- Interactive activity
- Multiple choice questionnaire

- Interaction
- Reading
- Speaking