Word Study 12 - The Roots of Science

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-aqua-/-hydro-

water aquarium (glass container for growing and displaying animals or plants in water) hydroelectric (electricity produced by water)

-geo-/-terra-

earth geosynchronous (moves with the Earth) terrarium (glass container for growing and displaying animals or plants in dirt)

-synth-

create or make photosynthesis (make food from the sun)

-cosm-

universe cosmic (having to do with the universe)

-helio-

sun heliocentric (centered around the sun)

-paleo-

ancient paleoanthropology (study of ancient humans)

-botan-/-herb-

plants botanical (having to do with plants) herbivore (animal that only eats plants)

-mar-/-mer-

sea, ocean mermaid (lady of the sea) marine (pertaining to the sea)

-chron-

time chronograph (device that records time)

-calor-

heat calorimeter (measures heat)

-zoo-

animals zoology (the study of animals)