Thursday, July 10, 2008

So Many Different Types of Scientists...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe how many different types of scientists there are. In class today we discussed 34 different types of scientists; from a herpatologist to a ornithologist. We also learned the differences between suffixes that are used in science.

Example 1: the ology suffix means "the study of" and the root word is what is being studied.

So the word Hydrology = the study of water (hydro means water)

Example 2: the ist suffix means "a person who studies" and the root word is what they study.

So the word Hydrologist = a person who studies water.

Just in case you were absent today or want some extra practice learning about different types of scientists you should try this activity.

Hope this helps!


Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

I want to be an ornithologist when I grow up.


Mr. Sherman's Science Class said...

Dear Cool Teacher Dude,
I really like the fact that you added tons of details. Thanks making a sciencetist link like a ornithologist website. Thanks a lot for making the link. It really was helpful to me. And also I want to be a ecologist when I grow up.
Bye! See you on Monday Cool Teacher Dude!