Etymology: What's with all the big words in science?

Unit 1: The Nature of Science
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: To familiarize students with the history of scientific terminology and provide opportunities to practice "decoding" scientific terms with the help of a list of prefixes and suffixes.

Big Idea: Students understand the origin and rationale of using scientific terminology and equip themselves to understand the terms they will encounter throughout the course.

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Science, Science Skills, prefixes, suffix, scientific terminology
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