Boost students’ literacy skills with some engaging cross-curricular science
The use of UV radiation in fighting coronaviruses is extremely topical at the moment thanks to remarks by high-profile politicians. Use this relevant context to engage your students in some cross-curricular scientific reading. This comprehension exercise is aimed at ages 11–16.
Reading for purpose is an important skill for students and comprehension activities are familiar activities for younger pupils. As the type of activity is familiar to students from their primary education, this means the level of text provides the challenge. Students read the text carefully to find the answers to the questions, learning about the use of UV radiation in disinfection.
You can download the article text alongside the questions and answers either as a presentation to project for your class or as a question worksheet with separate answer sheet.
Use this activity alongside the Education in Chemistry article Can UV light help tackle the coronavirus?
Can UV light help tackle the coronavirus - article textArticle | PDF, Size 39.6 kb
Comprehension task - powerpointPresentation | PowerPoint, Size 0.84 mb
Comprehension task - powerpointPresentation | PDF, Size 0.22 mb
Reading comprehension task - question sheetEditable handout | Word, Size 66.89 kb
Reading comprehension task - question sheetHandout | PDF, Size 29.51 kb
Reading comprehension task - answersEditable handout | Word, Size 57.17 kb
Reading comprehension task - answersHandout | PDF, Size 30.2 kb
1 Reader's comment