Confusing Science Terms, Grades 5 - 12
Connect students in grades 5 and up with science using Confusing Science Terms. This 80-page book helps students differentiate between confused word pairs or triples and perplexing science terminology. The book includes terms from the areas of physical, life, earth, and space science. It encourages students to use a science vocabulary journal to construct their own meanings for confusing terms, write sentences using the terms, and create visual representations for them. Students increase their knowledge and understanding of science concepts through vocabulary building while improving science literacy. This book includes decoding activities and alternative methods of instruction, such as hands-on and small-group activities, games, and journaling, which allow for differentiated instruction. The book supports National Science Education Standards.