Science Done in English


The following is a textbook I wrote for a tenth grade English class in Japan. My students are planning to study abroad in eleventh grade. Next year at their host schools, they'll attend classes in English that may make use of technical terms they've never seen. This book, and the course that makes use of it, are part of an attempt to ease this transition.

A good way to learn to do science in English is to do science in English. When students are doing things, they are engaged, and that is when learning occurs. This book has four parts: biology, physics, earth science, and the environment. I have tried to select topics that don't require any specific background knowledge. The pieces are independent. Take whatever looks best for you and forget about the rest.