Apprivoiser le tableau périodique des éléments

Vous connaissez le jeu Boggle?

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Nous allons jouer à une version scientifique en utilisant les éléments du tableau périodique.  Mais avant de commencer, je t’invite à regarder les différents liens et visionnée la vidéo proposés afin de mieux de familiariser avec le tableau périodique des éléments.

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Tous les éléments du célèbre tableau de classification de Mendeleïev.


Il s’agit d’une vidéo au sujet du  tableau périodique et ses éléments dans notre vie de tous les jours, composée et interprétée par le groupe They Might Be Giants.La chanson est malheureusement en anglais…


Le tableau périodique en image


But du jeu

Former le plus grand nombre de mots en utilisant les éléments du tableau périodique.  Tout mot, nom, verbe, adjectif, adverbe, etc) ses dérivés, son pluriel, son féminin.  De plus, il est possible de former des mots en anglais également.

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Trouvé chez  Science is Awesome Facebook.


Avec l’application technologique de ton choix (Prezi, Glogster, Flickr, Google doc, WordPress) fait la liste de tes mots.

Je t’invite à publier le tout dans WordPress.


Fake news


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How false news can spread by Noah Tavlin

In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.

Can you answer these questions?

1. What makes circular reporting ‘circular’?
2.Which of the following has NOT directly contributed to an increase of circular reporting?
3.Why might the anti-vaccer movement be considered a product of circular reporting?
4.Before the 20th century, because it took longer to publish writing, it was more accurate.
5.Which of the following is NOT an example of circular reporting?
6.What are some ways you can avoid falling for false information, and avoid contributing to the cycle of circular reporting?
7.What makes circularly reported facts so difficult to correct?
8.Circular reporting isn’t limited to large-scale media and news. How does circular reporting apply to rumors and gossip?

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Write on

Does everyone who publishes any writing—even if it’s on their personal blog—have a responsibility to cite their sources and be factually accurate? Or does this responsibility only apply to professional writers published by well-known publications and websites? Why or why not?



Travel vocabulary (vacation 1)

By Air

Airport: I went to air port to catch a flight to San Francisco.
Check-in: Make sure to get to the airport two hours early to check-in.
Fly: I like to fly on the same airlines to get milage points.
Land: The airplane will land in two hours.
Landing: The landing took place during a storm. It was very scary!
Plane: The plane is packed with 300 passengers.
Take off: The airplane is scheduled to take off at 3:30.

Check your vocabulary by using a word to fill in the gaps:

  1. My plane _____ in three hours! I have to catch a taxi to the _____.
  2. Can you pick me up at tomorrow? My flight _____ at 7:30.
  3. The _____ was very bumpy. I was afraid.
  4. Be sure to _____ at least two hours before your flight.
  5. The _____ is a 747 by Boeing.

Words for Vacations

Camp: Do you like to camp in the woods?

Destination: What is your final destination?

Excursion: I’d like to take an excursion to the wine country while we’re in Tuscany.

Go camping: Let’s go to the beach and go camping next weekend.

Go sightseeing: Did you go sightseeing while you were in France?

Hostel: Staying in a youth hostel is a great way to save money on vacation.

Hotel: I’ll book a hotel for two nights.

Journey: The journey will take four weeks and we’ll visit four countries.

Luggage: Can you carry the luggage upstairs?

Motel: We stayed in a convenient motel on our way to Chicago.

Package holiday: I prefer to buy package holidays, so I don’t have to worry about anything.

Passenger: The passenger felt ill during the voyage.

Route: Our route will take us through Germany and on to Poland.

Sightseeing: The sightseeing in this town is rather boring. Let’s go shopping.

Suitcase: Let me unpack my suitcase and then we can go swimming.

Tour: Peter went on a tour of vineyard.

Tourism: Tourism is becoming an important industry in almost every country.

Tourist: Every May many tourists from around the world come to see the flower festival.

Travel: Travel is one of his favorite free time activities.

Travel agent: The travel agent found us a great deal.

Trip: The trip to New York was lovely and interesting.

Vacation: I’d love to take a nice long vacation on the beach.

Use a word from the list to fill in the gaps:

  • Could I ask what your final _____ is?
  • The _____ to Chicago was very interesting.
  • I enjoy going _____ whenever I visit a new city that I don’t know.
  • It’s best not to take too much _____ with you on your trip. The airline might lose it!
  • There were many _____ who missed the flight to New York.
  • Let’s just stay at a cheap _____ along the highway.
  • If you want to save money, take a hike and _____ in the mountains.
  • Our _____ will take us past some of the most beautiful homes in Hollywood.
  • I think _____ is one of the great ways to expand your imagination.
  • I hope your _____ was pleasant.

Travel by Land

Bicycle: One of the best ways to see the countryside is to ride a bicycle.
Bike: We rode a bike from shop to shop.
Bus: You can catch a bus for Seattle at the bus station.
Bus station: The bus station is three blocks from here.
Car: You might want to rent a car when you go on vacation.
Lane: Make sure to get into the left lane when you want to pass.
MotorcycleRiding a motorcycle can be fun and exciting, but it’s also dangerous.
Freeway: We’ll have to take the freeway to Los Angeles.
Highway: The highway between the two cities is quite lovely.

Rail: Have you ever traveled by rail?
Go by rail: Going by rail offers the opportunity to get up and walk around as you travel.
Railway: The railway station is down this street.
Road: There are three roads to Denver.
Main road: Take the main road into town and turn left at 5th street.
Taxi: I got in a taxi and went to the train station.
Traffic: There’s a lot of traffic today on the road!
Train: I like riding on trains. It’s a very relaxing way to travel.
Tube: You can take the tube in London.
Underground: You can take the underground in many cities throughout Europe.
Subway: You can take the subway in New York.

Fill in the gaps with a target word:

  1. You should change the _____ to pass this car.
  2. Let’s take a _____ to get to the airport.
  3. I think the _____ is a great way to get around a big city.
  4. Have you ever ridden a _____? It must be fun.
  5. I think traveling by _____ is the best way to see the countryside. You can walk around, have dinner and just watch the world go by.
  6. If you take the _____ road you will get back to town.
  7. There’s nothing like a _____ ride on a spring’s day to get you in shape.
  8. How many _______ have you owned in your life?

Sea / Ocean

Boat: Have you ever piloted a boat?
Cruise: We will stop at three destinations during our cruise through the Mediterranean.
Cruise-ship: It’s the most elegant cruise-ship in the world!
Ferry: Ferries allow passengers to take their cars with them to the destination.
Ocean: The Atlantic Ocean takes four days to cross.
Port: There are all kinds of commercial ships in the port.
Sailboat: The sailboat requires nothing but the wind.
Sea: The sea is very calm today.
Set sail: We set sail for the exotic island.
Ship: Have you ever been a passenger on a ship?
Voyage: The voyage to the Bahamas took three days.

Find the right word to fill in the gaps:

  1. I’d love to take a fancy _____ and travel through the Bahamas.
  2. It’s hard to imagine that Japan is on the other side of this _____.
  3. You can catch a _____ and take your car to the island.
  4. We _____ next June for the cruise of a lifetime!
  5. A _____ is the most environmentally friendly way to travel.
  6. Let’s rent a _____ for the day and row around the lake.



Dream vacation 2

Dream vacation

Each student chose a destination where he or she would like to go and jotted down three reasons why it would be a great vacation spot.

Then each student prepare an oral presentation to describe their destination to the rest of the class in glowing terms.

1. Where will you go first? Where after that? And last?
2. How will you get to each place? What kind of transportation will you use?
3. When will you go? What will the weather be like then?
4. How long will you be staying in each place?
5. Where will you stay in each place — in a hotel or hostel, with friends or family, or at a campground?
6. What fun activities will you do? What landmarks will you visit?
7. What kind of food are you going to eat? Will you cook your own food, or eat in restaurants?
8. What should you pack? What will you need to bring with you?
9. How much money do you think you will need for food, lodging, and other expenses?
10. What will you bring back home with you, as souvenirs or presents?


Les atomes, les molécules et le tableau périodique

Le tableau périodique de Mendeleiev


Qu’est-ce qu’un atome?


Élément ou composé


Les atomes et molécules


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How to write a book report


Parfois, il arrive qu’une figure doive se faire agrandir ou rétrécir. Lorsque la figure finale obtenue conserve les mêmes proportions que la figure initiale, il sera question d’homothétie.

Exemple de ne pas relier les points!

Situation de non-proportionnalité où les points ne sont pas reliés.

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Autumn or Fall







  1. “The spring fever”
  2. “A spring chicken”
  3. “To be full of the joys of spring”
  • Spring : printemps
  • Springtime : printemps
  • A bud : un bourgeon
  • A sprout : une pousse
  • Grass : l’herbe
  • A seed : une graine
  • A flower : une fleur (plante)
  • A blossom : une fleur (arbre)
  • A scent of flower : un parfum de fleur
  • A daisy : une margueritte
  • A rose : une rose
  • A leaf : une feuille
  • A tree : un arbre
  • A branch : une branche
  • A ladybug  : une coccinelle
  • A butterfly : un papillon
  • A nest : un nid
  • A swallow : une hirondelle


An indian summer

A summer fling

To soak up some sun

To beat the heat 

The dog days of summer

  • Sun : soleil
  • Sunny : ensoleillé
  • Hot : chaud
  • Heat :chaleur
  • Beach :plage
  • Hot flush : bouffée de chaleur
  • Sweltering heat : chaleur torride
  • Stifling heat : chaleur torride
  • Scorching heat : chaleur torride
  • Sizzling heat : chaleur torride
  • Heatstroke : coup de chaleur
  • Hot period : période de chaleur
  • Air conditioning : climatisation
  • A fan : un éventail
  • A ceiling fan : un ventilateur de plafond
  • A ventilator : un ventilateur
  • To drink water :boire de l’eau

Autumn or Fall

“To turn over a new leaf”

“autumn years”  c’est l’automne de la vie d’une personne.

«To squirrel something away»,

Que dit-on quand on est fou amoureux de quelqu’un ? C’est « to be nuts about someone ».

Lorsque l’on entend parler de quelque chose, on dit “to get wind of something”.

L’expression “to save for a rainy day”c’est économiser quelque chose, le plus souvent de l’argent, pour les temps difficiles.

  • Autumn : automne
  • Fall : automne
  • Autumn leaves : feuille d’automne
  • Dead leaf : feuille morte
  • Leaves : feuilles
  • Foliage : feuillage
  • Orange : orange
  • Green : vert
  • Pumpkin : citrouille
  • Halloween : halloween
  • Squirrel : écureuil
  • Nuts : noix
  • Chesnut : marron
  • Hazelnut : noisette
  • Mushroom : champignon
  • To pick up :ramasser


“In the dead of winter”, c’est le coeur de l’hiver.

 Winter : hiver

Snow : neige

White : blanc

Snowflake : flocon de neige

Snowball : boule de neige

Snowman : bonhomme de neige

Cold : froid

Frost : gelée / givre

Montagne : mountain

Ice : glace

Icy : verglacé

Cold spell / cold snap : vague de froid

A glove : un gant

A woolly hat : un bonnet de neige

Scarf : écharpe

Wind : vent


1. Quiz

2. Conversation Questions

  1. What’s your favorite season? What do you like about it?
  2. Does the place you live have four distinct seasons? How long is each season?
  3. What is the best season to visit your country?
  4. Which season did you enjoy most when you were a child? Why?
  5. Does summer feel hotter than it used to? Is autumn shorter or longer? How have the seasons changed?
  6. Which color do you mainly associate with each season? Explain your choices.
  7. What’s your favorite summer sport?
  8. What’s your favorite winter sport?
  9. Do you shop for new clothes when the season changes?
  10. If you had to eliminate one season so that it no longer existed, which would you choose?
  11. Do you enjoy seasonal foods? Which food do you look forward to each year?
  12. What do you eat or drink to help you warm up in winter?
  13. Do you like to eat or drink anything in summer to help you cool down? What is it?
  14. Have you experienced an Indian summer? Did you like it?
  15. Which season is the most fun? What do you like to do at that time?

3. Write on

A.  Answer the questions

What images spring to mind when you hear the season “spring’?
How do you feel when spring arrives?
What things about spring do you like most and least?
What happens in spring in your country?
In what ways is spring the best season?
Do you always do spring cleaning?
Are spring onions best eaten in spring?
Is spring the same in all parts of the world?
Are there any special events that take place in spring in your country?

B.  What is your favorite season of the year?

Quiz :

C.  Watch the video

D.  -After deciding on a favorite season explain why you like that season.

-When that season is

-What the weather is like at that time of year

-What to wear because of the weather.

-How that season is different from other seasons and why it is your favourite season.

4.  The story about seasons:

One day, the seasons had an argument. Each one of them said, “I am the best!”

Spring said, “I am when flowers bloom and it is green and fresh everywhere. Birds fly and insects have fun with new flowers.” 

        Summer said, “Yes, but I am when the sun shines brightly and it feels too hot to do anything. People eat ice-cream, enjoy cold drinks and eat yummy watermelon. 

        Autumn said, “I am when trees shed their leaves and cover the earth in orange brilliance. The air feels cool.” 

        Winter said, “I am when people wear woolen clothes, caps and gloves to keep their bodies warm. They get to drink hot chocolate. Birds fly south for the winter because it’s too cold.” 

Since they couldn’t decide who was best, they agreed that they were all important because one could not do without the other.

Olympic games!


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 2. Vocabulary test

 3. Reading

 4. Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Olympic Games

5. PyeongChang

6. Lesson plan

7. What is your favorite Winter Olympic Games sport?