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Connects to Language Sample (345 kb) download
Connects to Language
Middle School - Grades 5-8
Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
Gravitas Publications, 2005
$18 (includes USPS Media Mail shipping to US addresses only)
$28 (includes air shipping to all foreign addresses)
Learning science takes more than just learning what an atom is or how forces work. To fully understand science, the language of science must also be mastered. The words that scientists use to explain how things work can either make science interesting or difficult depending on how well someone understands the language.
The Science Connects series is designed to supplement the Real Science-4-Kids science textbooks. The first connection will be to language. In this supplement, the students will explore the Latin or Greek word roots for several scientific terms. They will also learn five other words that have the same word root as the scientific term and build a vocabulary around the word root. They will explore the meaning of all of the words listed and then practice using them on their own. They will build their vocabulary and as a result begin to have a deeper understanding of the language used in science.