what are trophic relationships
how do we classify ecosystems
what is an ecosystem
what is the biosphere
Language of learning
Vocabulary related to the main topics: Ecosystems, Food chains, Producers, Consumers, Ecology, Species, Environment, Human activities, basic laboratory tools and processes.
Adjectives with infinitives with to: It isn’t easy to recycle plastic.
Questions: What …? When…? How many…? How would …?
Present simple/present continuous: It eats honey. They eat honey. It doesn’t catch frogs. They don’t sting people. Beetles are eating wood.
Zero conditional, statements and questions: If a coconut falls into the sea, it travels through the ocean a long way. If we cut this tissue, we can see the orgarns of the squid.
First conditional, processes and consequences: If you drop it in the forest, it will cause a fire.
Second conditional, advanced students, hypothesis: What would happen to that ecosystem if the sharks population went down? If the lynx became extinct, what other populations would grow?
Infinitives of purpose: We use honey to sweeten our meals.
Language for learning
Interaction and production:
Making descriptions of different animals, plants and human activities.
Describing experiences related to the topic.
Giving reasons for connecting and relating elements in the ecosystem.
Giving explanations about opinions.
Suggesting hypothesis, recording results of an experiment and drawing conclusions.
Language through learning
Requesting a turn for talking: May I say something? Can I talk?
Express personal interests: I like dolphins, my favorite animal is the eagle.
Express feelings and wishes: I am very worry about … I wish to have dog at home
Sharing materials in the classroom: could you lend me the tweezers?
Agreement and disagreement
Descriptions of the necessary conditions for life to exist on a planet.
Descriptions of the necessary conditions for humans to life on another planet than Earth.
Descriptions of how human disposal of waste affects the ecosystems.
How human behavior affects and changes the environment.
To learn how organisms adapt to survive in different environments.
To develop active citizens and stewards of the environment.
To learn from real scientists.
To take action to improve the natural environment.
To understand human impacts on the environment and biodiversity.
To explore ecosystems firsthand.
To develop skills to manage ITC in the learning process
To learn by doing