Grade 4 students have recently been getting technical with their language learning! Thanks to science teacher extraordinaire Madame Nelson who lent us lots of great equipment, the fourth graders were able to integrate their science learning and learn new French words for the concepts they already knew about electricity. By the end of the week, students were able to build and label electric circuits, test insulators and conductors and determine the path of the current – all in French! Here are some examples of the phrases they used:
C’est un isolant ou un conducteur?
L’ampoule s’éclaire ou ne s’éclaire pas?
Où est la pile? Le circuit est ouvert ou fermé?
Une règle en plastique, c’est un isolant.
Un fil en cuivre, c’est un conducteur.
Voilà, l’ampoule s’éclaire!
Bon travail, les enfants!