Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts


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Which languages contribute to most scientific vocabulary?

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1. What is the primary unit of a word called?

2. Which word part appears only AFTER the root?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding scientific words and phrases can be tricky until you learn ways of breaking down the vocabulary into smaller parts. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of those language-constructing skills as well as your understanding of learning and teaching styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The type of learning approach that focuses on subdivided parts
  • Two languages that contribute most to scientific vocabulary
  • Type of learner that prefers pictures and charts
  • The name for the primary unit of a word
  • Word part that appears after the primary unit of a word

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of language roots to answer questions about scientific vocabulary
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different learning and teaching styles
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about word parts from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the accompanying lesson titled Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn ways to overcome the challenges of difficult scientific concepts
  • Understand how scientific words are often built from a combination of linguistic concepts
  • Know and define the three main parts of a word as the root, prefix and suffix
  • Recognize examples of scientific words broken up by parts and phrases
  • Discover different learning and teaching styles, like visual and verbal
  • Differentiate between teaching approaches such as holistic and analytic