SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

Introductory information

Author Anu Parts
e-mail anu.parts@gmail.com
Institute Tallinn English College, Estonia
TARGET GROUP 15-17
Subjects Science, geography, art
Aims
  1. to facilitate the construction of knowledge related to the nature of scientific knowledge.
  2. to develop a conception of science and its complex relations with a multicultural and multilingual world
  3. to face scientific ideas as based on the observation of the natural world, experimental evidence, rational arguments and scepticism.
   

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Learning to learn
  • Organizing information
  • through interaction students have the opportunity to learn from each other, to become aware of different possibilities, to interiorize theory, to criticize ideas and to become aware of ones’ conceptions
  • Construction of knowledge regarding the nature of science
  • Development of cognitive competences such as argumentation and decision making.
Digital competences
  • Using the Internet searching for information and working on the net
  • Using the internet to create materials for studying
  • Use digital dictionaries
Social and civic competences
  • Development of collaboration competences
  • Development of attitudes and values: responsibility, respect, academic honesty
Timing of the overall activities 4 x 45 min (180 min)
Resources and materials needed Computer with access to internet

 Worksheets

1. Scientists: Orientation tasks

Timing 45 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content What’s a scientist?
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

 2. Scientific language 

Timing 45 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content What’s scientific language and how to use it?
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

 3. Scientific expeditions

  • Learning about expeditions
Timing 90 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 3
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

Introductory information

Author Anu Parts
e-mail anu.parts@gmail.com
Institute Tallinn English College, Estonia
TARGET GROUP 15-17
Subjects Science, geography, art
Aims
  1. to facilitate the construction of knowledge related to the nature of scientific knowledge.
  2. to develop a conception of science and its complex relations with a multicultural and multilingual world
  3. to face scientific ideas as based on the observation of the natural world, experimental evidence, rational arguments and scepticism.
   

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Learning to learn
  • Organizing information
  • through interaction students have the opportunity to learn from each other, to become aware of different possibilities, to interiorize theory, to criticize ideas and to become aware of ones’ conceptions
  • Construction of knowledge regarding the nature of science
  • Development of cognitive competences such as argumentation and decision making.
Digital competences
  • Using the Internet searching for information and working on the net
  • Using the internet to create materials for studying
  • Use digital dictionaries
Social and civic competences
  • Development of collaboration competences
  • Development of attitudes and values: responsibility, respect, academic honesty
Timing of the overall activities 4 x 45 min (180 min)
Resources and materials needed Computer with access to internet

 Worksheets

1. Scientists: Orientation tasks

Timing 45 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content What’s a scientist?
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

 2. Scientific language 

Timing 45 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content What’s scientific language and how to use it?
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

 3. Scientific expeditions

  • Learning about expeditions
Timing 90 min
Material required computer
Grouping - -
Focus on content
Focus on language(s)
  • Development of argumentation and communication competencies
  • Oral fluency
  • Writing skills
Worksheet 3
Material for Teachers
Material for Students
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