1º ESO-UNIT 1: The Solar System for the ENGLISH CLASS.

INTEGRATED DIDACTIC UNIT 1 (First Term)

The Solar System

First read the texts and finally do the activities at the end of this page:

VENUS

Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is one of the four inner planets. The inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The inner planets are also called The Rocky Planets, because they are made of rocks.

Venus is sometimes called the Evening Star or the Morning Star, because it is very bright and can be seen easily at sunset and sunrise. It is so bright that it looks like a star, but it doesn’t twinkle.

Venus is unlike the other planets, because it spins backwards on its axis. It also spins very slowly! One day on Venus is longer than one year on Venus! What’s that?

Earth days are shorter than Earth years. But, it takes Venus 243 days to spin around on its axis one time, while Earth takes only 24 hours! So, one Venus day is as long as 243 Earth days!

Venus orbits the sun in only 225 days! This makes one Venus year 225 days long! Earth orbits the sun one time in 365 days. So, how many days in one Earth year? Right! 365 days!

PLUTO

Pluto is the last of the outer planets (that we know of!) and is the ninth planet from the sun. Scientists didn’t discover it until 1930, because it is so small and hard to see even with a telescope.

Astronomers have recently studied this planet using very powerful telescopes such as the Hubble Space telescope. They have found 32 objects so far which appear to be asteroids. Maybe Pluto is also an asteroid? Other scientists think that Pluto can be an old moon of Neptune that escaped its orbit and moved further. No one is sure what the truth about Pluto is.

Pluto is extremely small and has one moon, Charon, which is almost the same size as the planet. Pluto is only 1,430 miles across. It spins fairly slowly. One Pluto day is 6 Earth days and nine hours long. It takes a long time to orbit the sun. However, one Pluto year is 248 earth years long!

Scientists think that Pluto is made of rock and ice, and can have a thin atmosphere made of gases such a nitrogen, carbon monoxide and methane. They know it is smaller than our moon, and must be very cold because it is so far away from the sun.

Pluto’s orbit is very odd, because it sometimes switches its place with Neptune and become the eighth planet in the Solar System.

Do the activities:

PRINTABLE MATERIAL:

 

1º ESO-UNIT 2. Weather & Climate for the ENGLISH CLASS.

Weather & Climate

FOR THE ENGLISH CLASS

In this Integrated Unit we are going to learn about the Climate, Seasons and how to express the Weather in the Present and in the Past Tenses.

Click HERE to start work!

2º ESO-UNIT 1. The Middle Ages for the ENGLISH class.

Let’s work the Past Simple Tense with

Medieval Knights and King Arthur

1. Do you know how men became Knights in the Middle Ages? Click HERE to discover it.

2. Practice the Past Simple Tense with this ACTIVITY.

PRINTABLE ACTIVITY: Medieval Knights and King Arthur.

2º ESO-UNIT 2. Dance & Movement for the ENGLISH CLASS.

Dance & Movement

FOR THE ENGLISH CLASS

In this Integrated Unit we are going to learn:

  • Vocabulary about the Human Body.
  • Verbs to express movement or actions.
  • Some dance vocabulary and expressions.

How are we going to do it? FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. Learn the Parts of the Human Body. Click HERE.

  2. Practice some activities about Action Verbs. Click HERE.

  3. Learn some Dance Vocabulary with these two activities about Classical Dance. You will learn some dance steps: