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Know Your Suffixes: -ology

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words ending in the suffix -ology.

'Know Your Suffixes: -ology' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many words in English are based on the same root words, and knowing what these mean can help us with spellings.

The suffix ‘ology’ means ‘the study of something'.

for example: biology, zoology

Match each of the terms with its definition.

 

Look at the way the words are spelt as you will be practising them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

biology
the study of the relationship between living thing...
criminology
the study of people\'s minds and behaviour
ecology
the study of plant and animal life
psychology
the study of crime and criminal behaviour

Match each of the terms with its definition.

 

Look at the way the words are spelt as you will be practising them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

archaeology
the study of human life and culture in the past
climatology
the study of climates and weather conditions
geology
the study of the origin, history and structure of ...
zoology
the study of the structure and characteristics of ...

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of people's minds and behaviour is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the origin, history and structure of the earth is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of plant and animal life is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of crime and criminal behaviour is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the relationship between living things and their environment is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of climates and weather conditions is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of human life and culture in the past is called __________.

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the structure and characteristics of animals is called __________.

  • Question 1

Match each of the terms with its definition.

 

Look at the way the words are spelt as you will be practising them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

biology
the study of plant and animal lif...
criminology
the study of crime and criminal b...
ecology
the study of the relationship bet...
psychology
the study of people\'s minds and ...
  • Question 2

Match each of the terms with its definition.

 

Look at the way the words are spelt as you will be practising them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

archaeology
the study of human life and cultu...
climatology
the study of climates and weather...
geology
the study of the origin, history ...
zoology
the study of the structure and ch...
  • Question 3

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of people's minds and behaviour is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
psychology
  • Question 4

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the origin, history and structure of the earth is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
geology
  • Question 5

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of plant and animal life is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
biology
  • Question 6

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of crime and criminal behaviour is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
criminology
  • Question 7

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the relationship between living things and their environment is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
ecology
  • Question 8

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of climates and weather conditions is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
climatology
  • Question 9

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of human life and culture in the past is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
archaeology
  • Question 10

Complete the following sentence. Think carefully about how to spell the word!

 

The study of the structure and characteristics of animals is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
zoology
---- OR ----

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