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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Pollution

Level: KS2

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1. Planet Earth

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary: words related to environmental protection, e.g. pollute, oxygen, destroy, climate
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. Trees clean the air.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world.
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or the main ideas

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-environment.htm

Brief Description:
A talking story about what has happened to our planet and why we need to protect it

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can ask students to read the title and guess what the story is about.
  • After reading the first part, 'Forest', teachers can ask students to guess which part of the planet is also destroyed by people.
  • After reading the whole story, teachers can ask students to list out the problems of the earth mentioned in the story.

2. What's Wrong with the Picture?

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Source: U.S. Environmental Ptotection Agency
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Games 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids/whatwrng.html

Brief Description:
A interactive game with self-explanatory notes for students to find out sources of pollution

User Tips:

  • Students should read the picture carefully to spot out sources of water pollution.
  • For less able students, they can only spot out the problems and discuss the problems with the others.
  • For more able students, they can give possible causes of the problems before reading the explanatory notes.

3. Pollution - conditional clauses

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Source: CCC Kei Wa Primary School (Kowloon Tong)
Media: Powerpoint 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary: words about pollution, e.g. toxic smoke
  • Use the connectives 'If' to express conditions, e.g. If we breathe in toxic smoke, we will…

Reading;

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1987782325

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint about causes of pollution

User Tips:

  • Teachers can draw students' attention to the causes and results about different kinds of pollution.
  • Teachers can highlight features of conditional clauses in presenting the causes and the possible results of pollution.

4. Eeko World

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Recommended Resources
Source: PBS.org
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:  
    n   Terms related to pollution, e.g. landfill, oxygen, carbon dioxide, ecosystem, polluted, contaminate
  • Use simple present tense to express needs, e.g. We need water to make our body work.
  • Use the modal ‘can’ to talk about abilities, e.g. Kids can make a different. We can help save water and stop water pollution by the things we do every day.
  • Use imperatives to express prohibitions, e.g. Don’t use pesticides on your lawn. Don’t litter.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas
Brief Description:
Animated stories about different kinds of pollution and its effect on the earth and our daily life
 
User Tips:
  • Click on ‘The Environment’ to find information about different ecosystems, e.g. desert, ocean, forest, grassland.
  • Click on ‘Garbage & Recycling’ to find information about land pollution.
  • Click on ‘Air & Water’ to find out what we can help to reduce air pollution and water pollution.
  • To find out the impact of pollution on food chain and the consequence on animals and plants, click on 'Plants & Animals’.
  • 'The Future’ is about the inventions that people have done to make changes to protect the environment.
  • Students can click on the highlighted words to find out the meaning of vocabulary while reading the text.
  • The resource is for self-learning and project learning on the investigation of pollution. Students are advised to read the stories but not listen to the stories.
  • The suggestions provided are based on the situations in the US.  

5. Pollution - Rags to Riches Game

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Question Banks 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary: words about pollution, e.g. landfill

Reading;

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://www.quia.com/rr/458291.html

Brief Description:
An interactive quiz about pollution

User Tips:

  • This activity requires students to apply prior knowledge about pollution to get the answers of the quiz.
  • This is an extended activity for students to explore the topic of pollution.
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