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- Downey, CA
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Vocabulary is just as important in the science classroom as the English classroom. Young etmologists learn about various careers available in the area of science as they use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to uncover the meaning of new words. A basic matching exercise, learners match an ology word to the corresponding career. For example, meteorology would match to weatherman.
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five characteristics of living things and a few specialized branches of biology. The majority of the slides in this collection are dedicated to explaining steps of the scientific method in detail.
Young scientists explore Earth elements by conducting an experiment. They define water vocabulary terms such as condensation and precipitation. In addition, they conduct a water experiment in which they build a terrarium, so they can observe a smaller scale water cycle in their class.
Pupils explore matter by conducting an in-class experiment. They experiment with water's various forms by melting and freezing water, identifying its new shape. These observations are recorded to supplement later discussion. They also review a list of matter-related vocabulary terms to build vocabulary.