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Let’s be Little Scientists


Teaching VYL by Using CLIL and Science Experiments

Milica Vukadin B.Ed., M.Ed.

Let's

What are the benefits of science experiments with very young learners?

brainstorm!

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Language acquisition

Some benefits of science experiments with VYL include...

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Cognitive development

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21st century skills

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Introducing VYL to science

Said by me because preparing for lessons while hungry sometimes does the trick

Dramatization and storytelling are the magic sprinkles we should always put on the top of our ELT cake.

really?!

Dressing up and dramatizing do wonders when it comes to retention and engagement.

The magnetic trilogy

Science

is introduced naturally and the VYL will not feel inferior because the teacher will ask them to help solve a problem.

Dramatization

is at the core of any science experiments with VYL and it keeps them focused.

Storytelling

and a problematic situation is a hook that will help childern visualise a scientific concept through a short oral story.

Help! My VYL's can't read yet!

Realia

is a must in experiments

Functional vocabulary

Props on a stick

with scientific equipment or concepts/sight words

example

Selecting suitable experiments for VYL

Vocabulary

Is the vocabulary developmentally appropriate?

Scientific concepts

Have the scientific concepts been covered in their native language?

Grammar

Is the grammar developmentally appropriate?

Experiment 1:

Exploring the 4

senses

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Experiment 2: Water filtration

experiment

What to do if your experiment fails and why is that not a bad thing at all?

Picking up the pieces of a failed experiment

Include

your learners and have them be your assistants.

Find

answers together by searching a video online or asking other teachers.

Search

quickly and share your findings with the learners.

Review

the experiment step by step and see what went wrong together.

Send

a message to the parents and ask them to chat about the problem with the children at home.

Laugh

because failure is one step behind sucess.

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EXperiment ideas

santa's milk

pumpkin

cloud

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through simple experiments and contextualized use of new vocabulary and structures!

Developing basic knowledge about the environment

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