FYI: Science Resources for ESL (Spanish) Students
The web is
a voluminous source of information for science teachers. A teacher
will find a huge amount of information and links on almost any topic she
or he is teaching. For teachers with Spanish-speaking ESL students
in their science classes, the web also offers resources that may make it
easier for a Spanish speaking student to access terms and subject information
being presented in class. Below are listed links for pages from the
Spanish portion of the web written for chemistry (química), physics
(física), biology (biología), and earth science (ciencia
de la tierra). The online version of this page can be found at http://www.canby.com/hemphill/fyispn1.htm
General Science Resources in Spanish (Educación y Ciencia):
(Bilingual Education & Hispanic Links). A page with an extensive set
of links relating to Hispanic/Latino education and to Latin American resources
for teachers and others.
resources for topics in Spanish. Included here because it has links to
medicine, to art links, business links, games, etc.
(Ciencia). Webum links to science related associations and topics. Two
pages link to pages on fuels and gasoline.
(Todo-ciencia.com noticias biología, química, biomedicina,
física y mas). A general page with links to current interest
topics in all the sciences and technology. Current topics include Mad Cow
disease, allergies caused by Latex, the formation of the earth, and laser
induced nuclear fusion.
(Enlaces de WebDeTodos). A general page on ”everything” with links
to art and culture, education and pedagogy, economics, politics, health,
social sciences as well as to science and technology.
http://ciencianet.com/ (La Ciencia
es Divertida). A general page, appropriate for all levels, providing information
on elements, anecdotes, tidbits of information, and information on reactions
all written at a fairly general level.
(Fundavión CIENTEC: Ciencias: Modelos y experimentos).
A page with a selection of experimental activities appropriate for elementary
or middle school.
(Spanish Teaching Resources). At About.com, a private school section
has resource links for teaching high school Spanish.
Spanish Resources for Chemistry (Química):
Periodica). A Periodic Table in Spanish. A personal rather than university
page, last updated in 1999. The Table and elements appear correct. The
division between metals and nonmetals is not the traditional one presented
in most English text books.
Periódica Educaplus). A full color Periodic Table in
Spanish. Clicking on element symbols will bring up full page information
in Spanish about the element and its properties and uses. Highly
de Nomenclatura Química). This page links to an online introductory
class in Spanish on the elements and compounds and how to name them.
In addition it contains a page explaining the layout of the periodic table.
It also provides appendices giving the names the principal acids, ions,
and ligand groups.
(Un mundo molecular). A page describing different science and
inicial; Revísta de Plásticos Modernos).A link to a journal
with articles on polymers and their properties.
(todoquímica.com). A search engine for searching for chemical information,
in Spanish, on the web.
(La Química no es un Plomo). A page which tries to make chemistry
more understandable. It lists several topics, but may be a bit out of date
(Olimpiades de Química). The Mexican Chemistry Olympiad page.
(Químicos del Principado). A link to an online journal with articles
on chemical topics in Spanish. It includes articles on topics such as aspirin,
explosive mixtures, vitamin D, the role of magnesium in health, chemistry
and digestion, Louis Pasteur, etc. This page should be a great resource
for students writing articles on famous chemists or on common topics.
Spanish Resources for Physics (Física):
(Física). This Webum page on physics resources is further
divided into sections with specific links: acoustics, electricity,
electromagnetism, quantitative physics, physicists, mechanics, relativity,
(Campos y Partículas). A university link to fundamental particle
physics, with an explanation of terms. Short.
(Menú; El Barómetro y la Presión Atmosférica).
A university course set of webpages on barometric and atmospheric pressure.
(Curso de Electromagnetismo). This page, by a professor from Chile,
has pages on electromagnetism (170 pages in Postscript).
Spanish Resources for Biology (Biología):
Spanish Resources for Earth Science (Ciencia de la Tierra):
Spanish Resources for Engineering (Ingeniería):
http://www.iies.es/ (Portal de la Ingeniería).
The Spanish Institute of Engineering maintains this page of resources for
http://www.ami.org.mx/ (Academia Mexicana
de Ingeniería). A page sponsored by the Mexican Academy of