Student activity - Communicating in science
In this activity, students look at SMS text language to gain a deeper understanding of communicating in science.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- write messages using SMS text language
- explain the usefulness of SMS text language in communication via mobile devices
- explain the similarities between SMS text language and the specialised vocabulary, numeric and symbolic systems and conventions of science communication.
Download the Word file (see link above) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- extension ideas.
By words the mind is winged.
A list of commonly used text abbreviations and their meanings.