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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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Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 46 min), 9 leituras, 8 testes
Video11 videos
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities4min
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities Part 24min
Is the Earth Getting Warmer?5min
Language Focus: Previewing Texts6min
Unlockable Achievement 1min
Warming Experiment (Part 1)4min
Warming Experiment (Part 2)5min
Global Warming vs. Climate Change5min
Unlockable Achievement 2min
Language Focus: Comparative Adjectives4min
Reading9 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
Game 1: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: Scientists' Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth's Fever Rises10min
ADVANCED: Scientists' Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth's Fever Rises10min
Warming Experiment Chart10min
BASIC: Climate Change: How Do we Know?10min
ADVANCED: Climate Change: How Do we Know?10min
WMO: Global Warming Happening Faster than Predicted10min
5 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data10min
Quiz7 exercícios práticos
Game 2: Previewing Texts16min
Check Your Understanding: “Scientists’ Annual Physical of the Planet: Earth’s Fever Rises”8min
Check Your Understanding: "Climate Change: How Do we Know?"8min
Game 3: Comparative Adjectives14min
Check Your Understanding: "WMO: Global Warming Happening Faster than Predicted"8min
Game: Review Comparative Adjectives16min
Check Your Understanding: "5 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data"8min
Week
2
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6 horas para concluir

Unit 2: The Greenhouse Effect

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Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 41 min), 10 leituras, 10 testes
Video11 videos
Greenhouse Gases5min
Unlockable Achievement 3min
Nature's Role in the Greenhouse Effect6min
Language Focus: Present Progressive4min
The Burning of Fossil Fuels6min
Language Focus: Cause and Effect (so, because of, therefore, as a result)4min
Unlockable Achievement 4min
Deforestation and Farming4min
The Disposal of Waste5min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Reading10 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
Game 1: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: A Blanket Around the Earth10min
ADVANCED: A Blanket Around the Earth10min
BASIC: Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity.10min
ADVANCED: Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity.10min
Unit 2 Assessment 2: Speaking and Recording Instructions10min
Unit 2 Assessment 2: Written option Instructions10min
A City Drought Caused by Destruction of a Rainforest?10min
Melting of Ice Wedges Adds to Arctic Warming10min
Quiz9 exercícios práticos
Check Your Understanding: "A Blanket Around the Earth"8min
Game 2: Match the Greenhouse Gas to its Source10min
Game 3: Present Progressive16min
Unit 2 Assessment 1: Label the Parts of the Greenhouse Effect Diagram10min
Game 4: Cause and Effect12min
Check Your Understanding: "Need Strategies to Clear the Air? Ask a Megacity."8min
Check Your Understanding: "A City Drought Caused by Destruction of a Rainforest?"8min
Game: Review Present Progressive16min
Check Your Understanding: "Melting of Ice Wedges Adds to Arctic Warming"8min
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3
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4 horas para concluir

The Impacts of Climate Change on our World

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Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 8 leituras, 8 testes
Video11 videos
Hurricanes & Storms5min
Language Focus: Scanning for Details5min
Unlockable Achievement 5min
Rising Sea Levels4min
The Impact on Our Health5min
Language Focus: Intensifiers (Normal and Strong Adjectives)3min
Expert Interview: Shandra Banutu-Gomez - The Situation in Africa5min
The Threat to Plants and Animals6min
Unlockable Achievement 6min
The Stress on Our Marine Ecosystem4min
Reading8 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
BASIC: The Consequences of Climate Change10min
ADVANCED: The Consequences of Climate Change10min
Game 2: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse10min
ADVANCED: New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse10min
Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Threaten Human Nutrition10min
African Nations Vulnerable to Effects of Climate Change10min
Quiz8 exercícios práticos
Game 1: Scanning for Details12min
Check Your Understanding: "The Consequences of Climate Change"8min
Unit 3 Assessment 1: The Effects of Climate Change on the Environment20min
Game 3: Intensifiers8min
Check Your Understanding: "New Study Suggests Global Marine Food Chain Collapse"8min
Check Your Understanding: "Study: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Threaten Human Nutrition"8min
Game: Review: Intensifiers8min
Check Your Understanding: "African Nations Vulnerable to effects of Climate Change"8min
Week
4
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6 horas para concluir

Discovering Cleaner Energy Sources to Power the World

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Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 43 min), 11 leituras, 9 testes
Video10 videos
The Power of Sun, Wind, and Water7min
Unlockable Achievement 7min
Language Focus: Summarizing Main Ideas from a Text (Part 1)5min
Language Focus: Summarizing Main Ideas from a Text (Part 2)7min
New Discoveries in Renewable Energy4min
Expert Interview: Dr. Yang - Capturing Waste Heat to Create Energy4min
Language Focus: Using Modal Verbs to Make a Suggestion6min
Unlockable Achievement 8min
Unlockable Achievementmin
Reading11 leituras
Overview of the Unit10min
Game 1: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10min
BASIC: Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation10min
ADVANCED: Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation10min
Model Summary: Preparation for Unit 4 Assessment 110min
BASIC: Salting Away Renewable Energy for Future Use10min
ADVANCED: Salting Away Renewable Energy for Future Use10min
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Speaking and Recording Instructions10min
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Written option instructions10min
'Blue Energy' Could be Another Way to Go Green10min
Nuclear Developers Have Big Plans for Pint-sized Power Plants in UK10min
Quiz8 exercícios práticos
Check Your Understanding: "Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation"8min
Game 2: Matching Main Ideas to Short Paragraphs8min
Unit 4 Assessment 1: Summary Response20min
Game 3: Order the Modal Verbs by Strength (Strong Suggestion – Weak Suggestion)12min
Check Your Understanding: "Salting away renewable energy for future use."8min
Check Your Understanding: “'Blue Energy' Could be Another Way to Go Green”8min
Grammar Review: Modals of Suggestion10min
Check Your Understanding: "Nuclear Developers Have Big Plans for Pint-sized Power Plants in UK"8min
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por 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.

por 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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