Jargon - the language of science

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Listening series - C105

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About. In this audio file, science teacher and dictionary author Dr William Hirst explains that learning the language of science can improve children’s success at school.

Pedagogical content. This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as a discussion starter in teacher education. (edit)

Resource details
Title Jargon - the language of science
Topic Language
Learning Objectives

Appreciate a language issue in learning science.

Format / structure

Audio podcast - 14 minutes mp3

Age of students / grade

Useful information

Edited from The Science Show on Cambridge 105 FM

Files and resources to view and download

Radio - audio: Introduced by Roger Frost (1 minute) - Interview William Hirst (14 minutes) Right click to Save. Or click to use. Some suggested discussion points and questions can be seen on this WikiText page


This resource was created by Roger Frost, and is under the ORBIT's CC licence.