• ERMS

    SCIENCE

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    Improvement Program

     

     

     

    Sixth Grade Terms

     

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    1. gram                                     write                                        telegram

    2. graph                                    write                                        telegraph

    3. like                                       relating to                                 lifelike

    4. ment                                     product                                    instrument

    5. ology                                    study of                                    zoology

    6. ory                                       place for                                   laboratory

    7. ry                                         occupation                                dentistry

    8. scope                                   instrument                                 telescope

    9. ward                                    direction                                    backward

    10. y                                        quality of                                   cloudy

    11. ab                                      away from                                 abnormal

    12. auto                                    self                                           autotrophic

    13. equ                                     equal                                        equation

    14. inter                                    between                                   intertidal          

    15. macro                                 large                                         macroscopic

    16. micro                                  small                                         microscopic

    17. photo                                 light                                           photosynthesis

    18. poly                                    many                                        polysaccharide

    19. pseudo                               false                                          pseudoscience

    20. semi                                   half                                           semilunar

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Seventh Grade Terms

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    21. osis                                    action                                        mitosis

    22. phyll                                   leaf                                           chlorophyll      

    23. anti                                     against                                      antibody                     

    24. bio                                     life                                            biology

    25. ecto                                    outside                                     ectoderm

    26. hetero                                 different                                    heterozygous

    27. multi                                   many                                         multicellular

    28. uni                                      one                                           unicellular

    29. omni                                   all                                             omnivore

    30. carn                                    meat                                         carnivore

    31. herb                                   plant                                          herbivore

    32. chloro                                 green                                        chlorophyll

    33. pod, ped                            foot                                           pseudopod

    34. arthro                                 jointed                                      arthropod

    35. ex                                       outside                                     exoskeleton

    36. endo                                   inside                                        endoskeleton  

    37. gastro                                 stomach                                    gastropod

    38. cephalo                              head                                         cephalopod

    39. gene                                   birth, origin                                genetics

    40. homo                                  same                                        homozygous

     

    Eighth grade terms

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    41. ide                                      use in chemical                       carbon dioxide

                                                    compounds    

    42. hydro                                 water                                       hydroelectric

    43. ist                                       one who practices                    chemist

    44. ite                                       rock or mineral                        granite

    45. ol                                       alcohol                                     methanol

    46. solu                                    loosen                                      solution

    47. di                                       two                                          dioxide

    48. gravi                                   heavy                                       gravity 

    49. hyper                                  excessive                                 hyperactive

    50. hypo                                   under                                       hypodermic