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Know Your Prefixes: aero-

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words with the prefix aero-

'Know Your Prefixes: aero-' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

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.

plane flying in the air

The prefix 'aero' comes from the Greek word for 'air' or 'atmosphere' and it is used in a large number of words in English.

for example:

aeroplane

aerobatics

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are unfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

Aeroplane
A type of exercise that is aimed at increasing the...
Aerodrome
A small airport or airfield
Aerosol
A vehicle that can fly through the air
Aerobics
A container that releases a spray when a button is...

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are unfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

Aerobatics
Stunts performed by an aircraft to entertain an au...
Aeronaut
The pilot of an aircraft that is lighter than air
Aerospace
The way things are affected by moving air
Aerodynamics
The industry that designs and produces aircraft

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

My sister has become much fitter since she has been going to __________ classes.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The crowd gasped at the __________ performed at the air show.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Stanley Spencer was one of Britain's earliest __________. He flew an airship over London in 1902.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

I have never flown in an __________ before so I am a bit nervous.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Taking the roof rack off your car can improve its __________ and saves on fuel.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The small aeroplane took off from our local __________ rather than the big city airport.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

You need to destroy __________ cans carefully once they are empty.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

People tend to think of Rolls Royce as a car maker, but it is also involved in the __________ industry, designing and building aeroplanes.

  • Question 1

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are unfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Aeroplane
A vehicle that can fly through th...
Aerodrome
A small airport or airfield
Aerosol
A container that releases a spray...
Aerobics
A type of exercise that is aimed ...
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'aerosol' might not seem to be linked to the air, but the spray contains tiny particles that remain hanging in the air. A great start!
  • Question 2

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are unfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Aerobatics
Stunts performed by an aircraft t...
Aeronaut
The pilot of an aircraft that is ...
Aerospace
The industry that designs and pro...
Aerodynamics
The way things are affected by mo...
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Remember if you are unsure about any meanings you can use a dictionary to look them up. Try to remember what each word means as this will come in handy later on!
  • Question 3

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

My sister has become much fitter since she has been going to __________ classes.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerobics
EDDIE SAYS
'Aerobics' is a form of vigorous exercise. You've got this!
  • Question 4

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The crowd gasped at the __________ performed at the air show.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerobatics
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! Remember the prefix 'aero' means something to do with the air. 'Aerobics' is when loops and rolls are performed by planes in the sky.
  • Question 5

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Stanley Spencer was one of Britain's earliest __________. He flew an airship over London in 1902.

CORRECT ANSWER
aeronauts
EDDIE SAYS
This word is similar to astronaut. However instead of travelling to space an 'aeronaut' is someone that travels in a hot air balloon or other aircraft. So they are travelling through the air rather than space.
  • Question 6

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

I have never flown in an __________ before so I am a bit nervous.

CORRECT ANSWER
aeroplane
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? Just keep trying to remember the words you learnt in the first two questions. Keep it up super star!
  • Question 7

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Taking the roof rack off your car can improve its __________ and saves on fuel.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerodynamics
EDDIE SAYS
'Aerodynamics' is the idea of the interaction between air and solid objects. Nearly there!
  • Question 8

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The small aeroplane took off from our local __________ rather than the big city airport.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerodrome
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! An 'aerodrome' is a small airport of air field.
  • Question 9

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

You need to destroy __________ cans carefully once they are empty.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerosol
EDDIE SAYS
High five! Remember you can use a dictionary to check any meanings.
  • Question 10

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

People tend to think of Rolls Royce as a car maker, but it is also involved in the __________ industry, designing and building aeroplanes.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerospace
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! Remember the prefix 'aero' is linked to the idea of air.
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