Science Terms Made Easy: A Lexicon Of Scientific Words And Their Root Language Origins

Hardcover | November 1, 2006

byJoseph S. Elias

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Understanding the terms used in science is important in order to succeed in science - students at all levels need to quickly recognize terminology in order to do well in the lab, on tests, and in the real world of the working scientist. But this terminology can be confusing because so much of it consists of combinations of roots, prefixes, and suffixes from other languages, primarily Latin and Greek, and students are often required to waste precious class time in rote memorization. Science Terms Made Easy is a dictionary of several thousand common science terms that are broken down into their component parts. Students using the work will soon learn the meaning of common suffixes, prefixes and roots, and they will begin to quickly understand the meaning of scientific terminology without resorting to memorization or frequently referring to standard dictionaries. Instead of being overly concerned with precise definitions, Science Terms Made Easy offers simple working definitions that enables students to quickly construct the meanings of these terms. Each entry includes: The language of origin of the word The meaning of the prefixes and suffixes in the word The definition of the root of the word BLAnd a working definition of the term, in some cases including a sample sentence. Science Terms Made Easy both saves time by avoiding rote memorization and encourages students to use their analytical skills to figure out meanings.

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Understanding the terms used in science is important in order to succeed in science - students at all levels need to quickly recognize terminology in order to do well in the lab, on tests, and in the real world of the working scientist. But this terminology can be confusing because so much of it consists of combinations of roots, prefi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 10.32 × 7.28 × 0.78 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313338965

ISBN - 13:9780313338960

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"Elias believes that an etymological exploration of common scientific vocabulary can help middle and high school students understand and retain their meanings better than simple memorization. This book, intended for those students and their instructors, offers such an exploration in alphabetical format, describing the root language origins and current definitions of secondary-level terms. Sidebars throughout the volume place major concepts and people in historical concepts, and the appendices list common roots and prefixes. This book is not intended as an exhaustive reference but as a supplementary tool for connecting scientific vocabulary to its ancient origins."-SciTech Book News