Examples of science talk
1. Look, it’s making them move. Those didn’t stick.
(Student talking in a small group)
2. We found out the pins stuck on the magnet.
(Student talking to a teacher)
3. Our experiment showed magnets attract some metals.
(Text from a student’s written report)
4. Magnetic attraction occurs only between ferrous metals.
(Text from an encyclopedia)
Source: Pauline Gibbon, Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning