MedMyst Animal Alert! Vocabulary Strategies

Each of the 3 paths of game play incorporate a unique set of vocabulary terms related to the chosen career. Rice University provides printable vocabulary and definition lists you can use to support student learning.

You may want to build student background knowledge about terms they’ll encounter in the game to prepare them for independent game play, or provide the vocabulary list as a reference tool.

You could also have students compare the vocabulary lists and point out their similarities and differences. How do the terms a veterinarian frequently uses differ from those that microbiologists use? Why? What are some common terms that scientists in various careers need to use?