"What is this?" In answer to this frequently asked question, a name is usually given. Naming often terminates inquiry, but it need not if the meaning of the name is known. The meaning usually provides a bridge to inquiry into the life style of plants and animals and the function and characteristics of inanimate science objects. The Dictionary of Word Roots & Combining Forms is a concise tool for finding the interesting bits of meaning which may be derived from the names of the objects brought into the classroom.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1986 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Bollwinkel, Carl W.
"Science Notes - Book News: Dictionary of Word Roots & Combining Forms,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 23
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol23/iss3/14