Knowledge aim:Students will know more knowledge about solar energy.
Ability aim:Through different activities, students will improve their reading and speaking skills.
Emotional aim:After this lesson, students will have environmental protection awareness and they would like to discuss different topic with their classmates.
Teaching Key and difficult Points
Teaching Key Points:Students will learn more about solar energy and some new words.
Teaching Difficult Points:Improve their reading skill and horizon their vision
Step 1 Warming-up
Free chat: ask them to talk about new energy for two minutes and then share together.(Small-hydro, wind, modern biomass, geothermal, ocean and so on.
Step 2 Pre-reading
Ask students one question: Which kind of new energy is the most convenient for us to use?
Step 3 While-readingGlobal reading
Read the passage quickly in two minutes and find the main idea.Detailed readingGive students 5 minutes to read this article quickly and answer two questions.Q1: How much the terrestrial equator perimeter is?Q2: How much energy could the earth obtain?Use ‘moreover’ and ‘equal to’ to make two new sentences.Read this passage again in 3 minutes and find the problem of solar energy using.
Step 4 Post-reading
1. Listen to the tape and read this article loudly in 5 minutes.2. Ask students to discuss two questions (5 minutes).
Q1: Why we need to find new type of energy?
Q2: How to save different energy in our daily life?Teacher should give them a guidance and summary of the new energy using and the limited resources in the earth.
Step 5 Summary and homework
Ask two students to summarize this lesson, and ask them to write a small article about environmental protection, they should also search the answer of “How do people apply new energy in nowadays’ society?” on the internet.