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Ever wondered how to make a rainbow with milk and food colour? probably not, but this simple experiment will show you the way.
I enjoy putting real activities and learning experiences into my classes and this is great for it.
I don't think English learning just has to be about textbooks and teacher led lessons so using these activities the students not only learn simple science techniques and vocabulary but they also get to practice their English is an authentic , fun and engaging setting.
So i have and am continuing to use these science experiments in ESL classrooms to let the students enjoy using a second language for real and not just for practice!
a lot of these lessons just have the procedure but i have tried to step away from that and have tasks throughout the instructions so the students are constantly engaged in the use of English throughout the activity.
I have included the instructions and some simple tasks for students to follow to do this classic experiment.
Their reaction is great and it really sparks their curiosity.
It can be used to teach colours and procedural text for grades 3 plus. Although designed for ESL ( reasonably high level) it can be adapted and used in many different classrooms.
Is also part of the upcoming full ESL science pack that has many lessons, vocab and oral matching or description activities and suggestions for home activities for further learning.