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Welcome to English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English skills in the sciences. In this course, you will explore some of the most innovative areas of scientific study, while expanding your vocabulary and the language skills needed to share scientific information within your community. In unit 1, you will learn how to preview texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change. In unit 2, you will examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect. In Unit 3, you will learn about some of the impacts of Climate Change and the language used to describe these effects. In Unit 4, you will learn reading strategies that can help you explore the science behind some new energy systems. In the final unit, you will investigate practical advances in Nanotechnology that help slow down climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....
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Unit 1: Is the Earth Getting Warmer?

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11 видео (всего 46 мин.), 9 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 8 тестов
Video11 видео
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities4мин
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities Part 24мин
Is the Earth Getting Warmer?5мин
Language Focus: Previewing Texts6мин
Unlockable Achievement 1мин
Warming Experiment (Part 1)4мин
Warming Experiment (Part 2)5мин
Global Warming vs. Climate Change5мин
Unlockable Achievement 2мин
Language Focus: Comparative Adjectives4мин
Reading9 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
Game 1: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
BASIC: Scientists' Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth's Fever Rises10мин
ADVANCED: Scientists' Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth's Fever Rises10мин
Warming Experiment Chart10мин
BASIC: Climate Change: How Do we Know?10мин
ADVANCED: Climate Change: How Do we Know?10мин
WMO: Global Warming Happening Faster than Predicted10мин
5 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data10мин
Quiz7 практического упражнения
Game 2: Previewing Texts16мин
Check Your Understanding: “Scientists’ Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth’s Fever Rises”8мин
Check Your Understanding: "Climate Change: How Do we Know?"8мин
Game 3: Comparative Adjectives14мин
Check Your Understanding: "WMO: Global Warming Happening Faster than Predicted"8мин
Game: Review Comparative Adjectives16мин
Check Your Understanding: "5 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data"8мин

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Unit 2: The Greenhouse Effect

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11 видео (всего 41 мин.), 10 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 10 тестов
Video11 видео
Greenhouse Gases5мин
Unlockable Achievement 3мин
Nature's Role in the Greenhouse Effect6мин
Language Focus: Present Progressive4мин
The Burning of Fossil Fuels6мин
Language Focus: Cause and Effect (so, because of, therefore, as a result)4мин
Unlockable Achievement 4мин
Deforestation and Farming4мин
The Disposal of Waste5мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Reading10 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
Game 1: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
BASIC: A Blanket Around the Earth10мин
ADVANCED: A Blanket Around the Earth10мин
BASIC: Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity.10мин
ADVANCED: Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity.10мин
Unit 2 Assessment 2: Speaking and Recording Instructions10мин
Unit 2 Assessment 2: Written option Instructions10мин
A City Drought Caused by Destruction of a Rainforest?10мин
Melting of Ice Wedges Adds to Arctic Warming10мин
Quiz9 практического упражнения
Check Your Understanding: "A Blanket Around the Earth"8мин
Game 2: Match the Greenhouse Gas to its Source10мин
Game 3: Present Progressive16мин
Unit 2 Assessment 1: Label the Parts of the Greenhouse Effect Diagram10мин
Game 4: Cause and Effect12мин
Check Your Understanding: "Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity."8мин
Check Your Understanding: "A City Drought Caused by Destruction of a Rainforest?"8мин
Game: Review Present Progressive16мин
Check Your Understanding: "Melting of Ice Wedges Adds to Arctic Warming"8мин

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The Impacts of Climate Change on our World

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11 видео (всего 45 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 8 тестов
Video11 видео
Hurricanes & Storms5мин
Language Focus: Scanning for Details5мин
Unlockable Achievement 5мин
Rising Sea Levels4мин
The Impact on Our Health5мин
Language Focus: Intensifiers (Normal and Strong Adjectives)3мин
Expert Interview: Shandra Banutu-Gomez - The Situation in Africa5мин
The Threat to Plants and Animals6мин
Unlockable Achievement 6мин
The Stress on Our Marine Ecosystem4мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
BASIC: The Consequences of Climate Change10мин
ADVANCED: The Consequences of Climate Change10мин
Game 2: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
BASIC: New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse10мин
ADVANCED: New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse10мин
Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Threaten Human Nutrition10мин
African Nations Vulnerable to Effects of Climate Change10мин
Quiz8 практического упражнения
Game 1: Scanning for Details12мин
Check Your Understanding: "The Consequences of Climate Change"8мин
Unit 3 Assessment 1: The Effects of Climate Change on the Environment20мин
Game 3: Intensifiers8мин
Check Your Understanding: "New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse"8мин
Check Your Understanding: "Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Threaten Human Nutrition"8мин
Game: Review: Intensifiers8мин
Check Your Understanding: "African Nations Vulnerable to effects of Climate Change"8мин

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Discovering Cleaner Energy Sources to Power the World

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Reading
10 видео (всего 43 мин.), 11 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 9 тестов
Video10 видео
The Power of Sun, Wind, and Water7мин
Unlockable Achievement 7мин
Language Focus: Summarizing Main Ideas from a Text (Part 1)5мин
Language Focus: Summarizing Main Ideas from a Text (Part 2)7мин
New Discoveries in Renewable Energy4мин
Expert Interview: Dr. Yang - Capturing Waste Heat to Create Energy4мин
Language Focus: Using Modal Verbs to Make a Suggestion6мин
Unlockable Achievement 8мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Reading11 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
Game 1: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
BASIC: Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation10мин
ADVANCED: Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation10мин
Model Summary: Preparation for Unit 4 Assessment 110мин
BASIC: Salting Away Renewable Energy for Future Use10мин
ADVANCED: Salting Away Renewable Energy for Future Use10мин
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Speaking and Recording Instructions10мин
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Written option instructions10мин
'Blue Energy' Could be Another Way to Go Green10мин
Nuclear Developers Have Big Plans for Pint-sized Power Plants in UK10мин
Quiz8 практического упражнения
Check Your Understanding: "Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation"8мин
Game 2: Matching Main Ideas to Short Paragraphs8мин
Unit 4 Assessment 1: Summary Response20мин
Game 3: Order the Modal Verbs by Strength (Strong Suggestion – Weak Suggestion)12мин
Check Your Understanding: "Salting away renewable energy for future use."8мин
Check Your Understanding: “'Blue Energy' Could be Another Way to Go Green”8мин
Grammar Review: Modals of Suggestion10мин
Check Your Understanding: "Nuclear Developers Have Big Plans for Pint-sized Power Plants in UK"8мин
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автор: UUApr 8th 2018

Great efforts are done to design the course.It was really effective and informative course.It was amazing to know about different renewable resources and technologies discussed in the course.

автор: MAJul 20th 2018

A very fruitful course in knowledge and language.\n\nI also benefit from the style you use on your videos .\n\nI use some sites such as quizlet.\n\nI got 92.4 % . Thank you very much.

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О University of Pennsylvania

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