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domenica 18 ottobre 2015

UN PO' DI CLIL NON FA MALE


A PROPOSITO DI 
Astronomia

Ho conosciuto da poco il canale Happy Learning Tv. Ci sono un sacco di spunti interessanti in lingua inglese  ( ed anche spagnola). Lo trovo una SUPER risorsa.
Ho usato i due video successivi per  conoscere il Sistema Solare  e i movimenti del nostro pianeta, per consolidare la conoscenza del lessico relativo ai giorni della settimana, alle stagioni in inglese. I video mi sono serviti anche per consolidare le conoscenze già acquisite durante le lezioni di scienze.
Sotto i video ho riportato che cosa  vi si dice.
Le immagini dei video sono molto chiare ed esplicative.



 
Today we’re going to learn about the Solar System. As you know, the Sun is a star, one of the many stars that form the Milky Way. But for us, it is the most important star shining in the sky.  
Planets move around the Sun, and so do comets and asteroids. Well, the Sun and everything that revolves around it is what we call the Solar System.
The most interesting things that we should know about in the solar system are the Planets. Let’s look at them, starting with the ones closest to the sun, and then getting further away!
The closest planet to the Sun is Mercury... then there is Venus... then comes the Earth. Yes, our planet where we live... Then there is Mars... Jupiter, the largest planet... Saturn... Uranus... and then the furthest away is Neptune.
As you can see, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are closer to the sun and also smaller than Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
One important thing you should know is that the journey that all planets make around the sun is called an orbit. 
Now, a question: do you know where the days of the week... get their names from...? Well, if we think about it for a minute... the Moon, which is not actually a planet itself, but Earth’s natural satellite... gives it name to Monday... Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday come from ancient British gods that were related to the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus... Saturday gets its name from Saturn.... and of course, the Sun itself gives us the name Sunday. So if you remember that there is also Uranus, Neptune and our own Earth, then you know all the names of the eight planets in the solar system.
Easy, eh? 




The Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and it has a unique characteristic that no other planet we know has: it’s the only one that has life on it... Life of all types, plants and animals...
Its average temperature is 15 degrees Celcius, and because our planet also has water and an atmosphere... it is the perfect place for life.
Like other planets of the solar system, the Earth moves in two different ways: one is called rotation... and the other is called revolution.
Rotation is the movement of the Earth on its own axis. Rotate means to turn. So, the Earth turns around a slightly-inclined imaginary line that joins the two poles, called the axis. Do you know how long it takes to make a complete turn?.. It takes 24 hours to make one rotation... Think about it for a second:.. Yes, that’s right!.. One day, day and night together, lasts 24 hours too. So the movement of rotation causes day and night. Interesting, right?
Now let's see the movement of revolution... As you can see in the pictures, the Earth goes around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. That might sounds a little strange... but if you look... you’ll see it is simply the journey that the Earth makes around the Sun... Do you know how long it takes the Earth to make a complete revolution around the sun? Well, it takes... 365 days... Exactly – one year!..
This revolution movement is what makes the spring, with its colorful flowers... the hot summer, full of fun... the autumn, when leaves fall from the trees to the ground... and the cold and frosty winter.
So let’s remember the 2 kinds of movement that the Earth makes. 
There is rotation, which is the Earth turning around itself... causing day and night... which lasts exactly 24 hours, the same as a whole day.
And there is revolution, which is the earth travelling around the sun... which takes 365 days and causes the seasons.
So, now you know the movements of the Earth.
Goodbye everyone, and don’t forget to subscribe to Happy Learning!

Ho impostato così la mia lezione.
1) Visione dei video di Dream English.com  relativi alle stagioni, ai giorni della settimana, ai mesi e al tempo atmosferico ( vedi post precedente): WARM UP
2) Ascolto del primo video ( in questa fase ho fatto  partire il video facendo solo ascoltare l'audio e poi ho chiesto loro se avessero compreso di che cosa parlava)
3)Visione del video
4) Ascolto del secondo video  e successivamente visione
5) Rispondere alle domande:

1. What is the Sun?
2. What is the Solar System?
3. How many  planets are there in the Solar System?
4. Name the planets from the closest  to the Sun?
5. What’s the name of the journey  that  the planets  make around the Sun?
6. What is rotation?
7. How long does  the rotation take?
8. What does it cause?
9. What is revolution  ?    
-  10-How long does the revolution  take?
    11-What does it  cause?
   12-Name the seasons and when they start( la richiesta ci permette di ripassare le stagioni e i numeri ordinali che abbiamo appena imparato)

   In seguito siamo andati anche alla scoperta della provenienza dei nomi dei giorni della settimana in inglese e in italiano. 
       Ma non finisce tutto qui.

    See you 
    Giuditta






Imparare IL TEMPO in inglese con Matt

MATT UN MITO
Attraverso i video di Matt è semplicissimo imparare. Li consiglio a tutti. Sono divertenti, versatili, super apprezzati ed amati dai bambini...ed anche dagli insegnanti.
Ecco quelli che aiutano ad imparare IL TEMPO:  le stagioni, i giorni della settimana e i mesi dell'anno. Ed anche il tempo atmosferico. Wow!!
Ai bambini piace un sacco imitare i movimenti. E a me piace un sacco guardarli e ascoltarli.
Grazie Matt. Sei unico!
PER TROVARE TUTTE LE PROPOSTE DI MATT CLICCA QUI http://www.dreamenglish.com/



The weather song



Days of the week song


Months of the year song


Seasons song for children

See you
Giuditta