La ciencia habla inglés. Por eso desde el Departamento de Física y Química del CEAD Mercedes Pinto, planteamos la actividad Friendly Science with English, en la asignatura de Ciencias para el Mundo Contemporáneo. Nos parece una forma amena de unir ambas materias.
We cannot ignore that English is the current scientific language. Scientific community uses it for specialized journals, international symposiums as well as projects partnerships. Everyday, in any research institution no matter its location on the world, we can listen to any English word naming either a lab tool or a procedure. So, Science and English connection seems to be clear. Why not connecting them while teaching? Why not using Science to learn some English? This is the aim of these activities. Our proposal is to use the following topics: Life origin and evolution as well as Genetics and its secrets to promote linguistic skills in English. Students must watch the suggested videos (one related to each topic), and then answer two questions. The first one consists in writing down -of course in English-, the two most interesting ideas they can learn from the video. The second question is answered by writing a short list (eight words) of scientific vocabulary.
Students are free to participate or not in those activities, but for those who participate, their marks will be positively considered in the second trimester mark.
What is evolution.-
What is a gene?