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Scotland's Scientists: A Gaelic Language Resource

Last updated:
24 May 2017


What is this?

​This resource contains nine biographies of Scottish Scientists taken from the Scottish Science Hall of Fame. The biographies are available in Gaelic.

Who is this for?

​This resource will be of particular interest to practitioners and learners at second and third level GME and for practitioners of Gaelic (Learners) in the senior phase. Also for Science literacy and Gàidhlig.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This downloadable resource may be used to develop children and young people’s literacy skills through the medium of Gaelic including learning specialist terminology. It may be used in different contexts as it links strongly to other curricular areas such as, sciences, social studies and expressive arts. This resource creates opportunities for children and young people to engage with another type of genre in Gaelic.

Improvement questions

Here are some reflective questions to help you use this resource:

  • How would you use this resource to improve literacy skills in Gaelic?
  • In what ways will this resource help to motivate children with their learning?
  • What opportunities are there to use this resource to enable children and young people to engage in self and peer assessment to improve their learning?

Downloads

English

PDF file: Alexander Graham Bell (English) (935 KB)

PDF file: James Hutton (English) (1.2 MB)

PDF file: James Maxwell (English) (790 KB)

PDF file: James Watt (English) (1.4 MB)

PDF file: John Logie Baird (English) (909 KB)

PDF file: John Napier (English) (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Joseph Black (English) (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Lord Kelvin (English) (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Robert Watson Watt (English) (1.2 MB)

Gaelic

PDF file: Alexander Graham Bell (Gaelic - translated by Donald Morrison, GME, Millburn Academy) (801 KB)

PDF file: Alexander Graham Bell (Gaelic - translated by Hannah Wood, Gaelic (Learners), Gairloch High School) (880 KB)

PDF file: James Hutton (Gaelic) (2 MB)

PDF file: James Maxwell (Gaelic) (1.6 MB)

PDF file: James Watt (Gaelic) (2.1 MB)

PDF file: John Logie Baird (Gaelic) (1.5 MB)

PDF file: John Napier (Gaelic) (2 MB)

PDF file: Joseph Black (Gaelic) (2 MB)

PDF file: Lord Kelvin (Gaelic) (2 MB)

PDF file: Robert Watson Watt (Gaelic) (2 MB)




Tags:

Gaelic; School Improvement; Primary; Secondary