The purpose of the task is to teach the names of laboratory equipment to chemical engineering students. The resources are based around a YouTube video by Eric Pantano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A3JxpMU63s The video and supplementary materials can be used to teach and revise terminology. There are also 15 comprehension questions:
1) What are the three types of glassware used in a lab?
2) What are beakers used for?
3) What is the official name of the flask?
4) Why do we do chemical reactions in flasks but not in beakers?
Vocabulary: breaker, flask, graduated cylinder, test tube, Bunsen burner, wire gauze, crucible, etc.
There are also some picture flashcards.
There is an answer key for teachers or self-study.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The task enables the students to acquire the vocabulary necessary for working in the English-speaking environment. The video is in clear American English and is useful for anyone working in a lab to know how to communicate and specify lab equipment. The available materials could be adapted. There is a worksheet, teacher's notes, and flashcards, which could be used for revision. All the materials are open access, from a YouTube video with pictures to a worksheet. As they are PDFs, there are no issues with access. The supplementary materials could still be used if the YouTube video is no longer accessible. The materials are for teaching, so 4 was given for skills validation as assessment is not the main aim of the resource.
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