Here’s another lesson in the Cryptomania! series—three sample pages from Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs, the student workbook I wrote to accompany my book Cryptomania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids. (Meets CCSS.)
These science pages explore Greek and Latin roots in science words. Students learn roots that unlock the layers of the atmosphere and reach for the stars with outer space words like “cosmic” and “universe.” Students explore the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor and learn about the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cygnus, and Orion.
Some English words are like poetry when you know their roots. Astronauts, for instance, are “star sailors.” Use this lesson as a springboard to learning more constellations and the myths behind them.
In Dig Deeper, students explore the differences in the layers of the atmosphere, the constellation Triangulum, asterisks, and the derivation of lunar landers, and Cygnus Cygnus, the constellation with the double name.