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Blue Planet

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.

Key Features

  • 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


At each level:

  • Student Book
  • Project Book
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • CD-ROMs
  • Flashcards (Levels 1-3)
  • Posters (Levels 4-6)
  • Audio CDs

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