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 and 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.