The Blue Planet series has been written to spark the imagination and curiosity of students with exciting science topics and activities. At the same time, it will help them as English-language learners to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Blue Planet is a six-level series for elementary students. It integrates content instruction in science with English-language instruction, promoting language acquisition in a wide range of interesting topics and contexts.
A wide variety of hands-on activities and experiments will help students make a connection between what they can see, do, and touch and the scientific basis of their findings, thus making learning about their world both engaging and relevant.
Attractive, clear new design with an emphasis on photographs
Consistent unit design to make lesson planning easier
Opening spread outlines unit objectives and teaching focus
New language signposted in Words to Know boxes on each double-page spread
New component Project Book offers opportunity for hands-on science in the classroom
Posters allow science topics to be contextualized
Comprehensive flashcards for younger learners at levels 1-3
A CD-ROM for each level offers songs (at lower levels) and games
Comprehensive Teacher’s Guide offers science and language support, extension activities, student self-assessment sheets, and unit tests
Audio recordings for all “Words to Know” and readings