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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Literacy in science activities KS3/GCSE
A selection of activities to support students literacy and increase their engagement in science. To be used in class, as homework or during tutor time for enrichment. the resources will help build a better understanding of science in the media and how the language of science was developed. This will support learners throughout their science career beyond A level
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