Template to design a CLIL didactic unit
Title of the Unit
1. Learning outcomes
/ Evaluation criteria
2. Subject Content
Teacher: Carlos Antonio Fernández Fernández-Canal
Course / Level 3ºESO
To understand the atom and the subatomic particles.
To have the notion of a charged particle.
To know the three electrical variables and their
To be able to make the difference between alternating
current and direct current.
To know the Ohm's Law and how to apply it through
To know the main electrical variables.
To have the skill to connect batteries and receivers in
series and parallel connection.
To be able to measure electrical variables with a
Historical evolution of electricity.
The atom and the subatomic particles.
The main electrical variables.
Regulation components in an electrical circuit.
Protection components in an electrical circuit.
Series and parallel connection.
3. Language Content / Communication
Nouns: atom, proton, electron, particle, subparticle,
electric resistance, electric voltage, amperage, battery,
dynamo, alternator, fuse, switch, receiver, pushbutton,
engine, lamp, diode, potenciometer, multimeter.
Verbs: to mesure, to charge, to increase, to decrease, to
connect, to disconnect, to turn on, to turn off, to
determine, to protect and other related words
Adjetives: dangerous, direct, alternating, charged,
Prepositions/connectors: first, after, between, before,
next, throughout the process and other related words
Comparations “Alternating current is more useful than
Identification by explanation: “The multimeter must be
connected in series in order to mesure the amperage”
Description “The electron is a subatomic particle that
has a negative charge”
• Oral speech
• Written activities.
Reading, listening, speaking and writing.
4. Contextual (cultural) To know some of the phenomena related to the electricity: e.g.
atoms, electrical current or some electrical devices.
5. Cognitive (thinking) To be able to understand the physical principles that lie
underneath the electricity and to explain them.
6. (a) Task(s)
What is the atom?
Which are the subatomic particles?
How can the electrical current be produced?
How can the electrical variables be measured?
How can the receivers be connected?
Which are the dangers related to the electricity?
How can we prevent those dangers?
To know them and be able to use them fluently.
Activities of listening and writing
Exercises from video/listening
Project: To build an electrical device, e.g. an elevator.
6. (b) Activities
Listening to video and audio
Answering questions from listening
Use drawings to label technical language.
True or false activities
Ordering words into sentences
Filling gaps in simple sentences
Search information on the net
Organization and class The class will mainly work in groups. It could be in couples or in
distribution / timing
larger groups. However it will also be individual tasks, though to
a lesser extent.
The distribution of the class will depend of the activities in
The unit is planned to be developed in three weeks (8
Resources / Materials
8. Evaluation (criteria
The text book
1. An Ohm's Law simulator:
2. Video 5 from the next execise:
3. How to use the multimeter: http://www.physicschemistry-interactive-flashanimation.com/electricity_electromagnetism_interactive/
4. A circuit simulator(I):
5. A circuit simulator (II):
1. The atom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
2. Atomic structure and subatomic particles:
3. Ohm's Law (I): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHLvtGjum4
4. Ohm's Law (II): http://www.youtube.com/watch?
5. The electrical current: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
6. Series and parallel circuits:
7. Dangers of electricity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Interaction with physical world, linguistic, mathematical, social,
digital, cultural, learn to learn, autonomy.
- Evaluation criteria:
To explain the atom and its subparticles
To explain how an electrical current can be created.
To explain the different types of electrical current.
To be able to name some electrical receivers.
To resolve some basic electrical circuits throughout the
To explain the series-parallel connections in a circuit.
To name a number a dangers related to electricity.
- Evaluation instruments:
The student's notebook.
The day to day work.
The correction of the series of activities and projects.