Science Teacher TES Shop
Science Teacher TES Shop
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Welcome to my shop!! I have taught in an inner London school for 6 years and been Head of Department for the last 3. I not only produce science specific resources but also cross-curricular projects and science literacy resources. I hope you find something useful and your students enjoy the activities!

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The activity is aimed at GCSE and A level students but could be used to extend KS3 students with high reading ages.

High level science involves learning an additional language as well as understanding the concepts and a lot of the words are very similar due to the root of their formation. This activity helps students to understand where the words come from so when they come across new terms, they may be able to use this knowledge to understand part or all of the term.

It is a technique used in university study to help students, in particular medics to help them remember all the new terminology

Provide each student with a hard copy of the morpheme table or display it on your WB.

Students use the table to try and determine the meaning of the scientific words

Go through the words in turn and students can mark their work/peer assess ensuring that they write the correct definition in their table if they were unable to work it out.

I have included answers - they are not necessarily formal definitions as I wanted to try and keep the link to the morphemes.


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