The vocabulary of science | Colorin Colorado

Posted November 17, 2017

As you learn about science, you learn many new words. When you help your child learn new science-related words, focus on words that will allow you to teach more than just one word. To achieve this, you can pay attention to the morphemes of a word. A morpheme is a part or unit of a word that has a meaning and can not be divided into smaller parts. It is not important for your child to know the word "morpheme", but it is helpful to learn that words that share a morpheme may be related. There are different types of morphemes, such as roots, prefixes and suffixes. Here are some scientific words, their morphemes and some related words.

Common words and morphemes of science

Scientific Word

Morpheme / p>

Phototherapy

Microscope

Micro (small), scopio (see) Microscope, stethoscope

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Autograph, bar graph

How can I use this information?

It is not necessary to separate all new words into morphemes. Concentrate only on words for which you can think of several related words. You and your child will have fun creating word families.

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