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Adapting Physics courses for ESL/ELL students


Bilingual glossaries

Physics English and Spanish glossary

Algebra and Trig English and Spanish glossary

Additional glossaries in many languages are available here, for: U.S. History and Government, Global History, Geometry, Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology: The Living Environment. Many of them are available at both middle school and high school levels.

Additional bilingual glossaries

many opportunities to ask questions in class.

reduce amount of text

visual analogies

colorful, step-by-step diagrams

animations (videos or GIFs) to illustrate principles

interactive computer labs, relying mostly on visuals from PhET (Physics Education Technology)

hands-on labs : students feel and measure physics principles.

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