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Chinese Language Field Trip Materials

by megan on Oct. 16th, 2009 3 Comments

Do your students or chaperones prefer reading field trip resources in Chinese?

chinese bannerCheck out these newly translated materials:

Chaperone Guide (K-12)

A great way to encourage adult involvement.
 
African Hall Scavenger Hunt: Eat or Be Eaten (3-8)
What are some traits shared by prey, and by their predators?
 
Is that a Fish? (K-2)
Does that animal have scales, gills, and fins?
 
African Hall Sketching (9-12)
Focus your attention on a particular diorama.
 
And here are some that have been around for a bit:
 
Coral Reef Habitat Match (K-2)
Do your animal live on the sandy bottom? Open water?
 
Coral Polyp Party (K-2)
An anatomy lesson, and edible to boot!
 
Colorful Coral Reef (3-5)
Fill out this color wheel to spot adaptations for survival.
 
If you are a fan of particular Academy-developed activities already existing in our Lesson Plan Database, and a Chinese translation would be perfect for your class, leave us a comment to let us know!

We are also thinking about producing Spanish versions…

3 Comments So Far

  1. Karen Chu on Nov. 1st, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Thank you so much for providing the Chinese resources for our students whom learn Chinese as a second language! We just visited the Planetarium and found the show fascinating. It would be great if you can translate any related info in the near future. Again, we truly appreciate your effort for being so thoughtful. Many would be benefit from it.

  2. megan on Nov. 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Oooh, what a great idea, Karen! The Planetarium presenters are tweaking the student shows for different grade levels this year. Perhaps I’ll “spy” on the show, take notes on the key concepts presented, and create some guide of introductory material for Chinese-speaking students.

    We also have a few hands-on astronomy lessons that would work well for English language learners — I’ll throw the associated worksheets into the translation pipeline. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. win naing on Dec. 14th, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    languages can help understand a group’s mentality, culture and way of thinking.

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