Vocabulary: There are misconceptions with any subject specific language and science is no exception. But how and when should we use it?
One way to support children is to explore the derivation of the words so they
can make connections:
Another is to place games or to be very specific about the meaning of the
word you are referring to so you avoid misunderstandings.
Providing word mats of key vocabulary to
be used in a topic can help with its correct
use especially if incorporated into games:
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