Science C14: Looking For Words


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of sign language

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Video and lesson investigations on the topic of sign language . Key concepts include:

  • Sign language can be useful.
  • For some people, sign language is essential.
  • Signals and sign language can be useful where speaking and hearing is not possible.
  • For sign language to have meaning, both the sender of the message and the receiver of the message have to understand what the signals mean.
  • Some sign languages are complex and can be used for conversation.
  • Signals are often symbols for words and phrases.
  • Sign language used by people who have little or no hearing (or ‘signing’ as it is often called) involves making a picture or sign with one or two hands.
  • The picture often stands for the concept behind the word as well as the word itself.
  • For example, the sign for ‘big’ can also mean large, huge, enormous, or gigantic, by changing the feeling of the gesture with eyes, face, body and legs.


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