This worksheet is excellent to help students begin to look at science words and break words, sometimes larger more difficult words, into smaller parts that have meaning. If students can understand what part of a word means it will help them to figure out the meaning or purpose of the word! This is tremendous for students and will help students build their vocabulary and confidence when reading scientific words!
Once you get students breaking down words (like photosynthesis into "photo" and "synthesis" or hydrolysis into "hydro" and lysis,") you can keep using this skill throughout each unit. Students will begin to recognize parts of words in new vocabulary words and be able to figure out the meaning of new words before they are even taught the word! This is great for student confidence and vocabulary building!