|Bryant Creek Watershed Project
Making a Karst Dictionary: Student Worksheet
In this exercise you are going to use your computer and word processing skills to make a special dictionary. You will using a vocabulary list all about karst, the unique topography of the Ozarks. The Bryant Creek Atlas will be one source, along with online dictionaries.
The vocabulary list:
|These terms are not in every reference, but are at least in the Atlas:|
Ozark dome (found only in the Atlas)
|These words have common and multiple meanings. You may need help in discerning the appropriate hydrological meaning:|
1. Open a new word processing document. Name it "Karst Dictionary (your name)" and save it.
2. Open the Internet browser, and locate each of the following websites. As you do so, bookmark each one so it's easy to go back and forth.
Bryant Watershed Atlas
Some suggested online reference sources:
American Heritage Dictionary (several terms are not in this; easy
Merriam-Websters' Word Central (many terms are in this; easy
Specialized glossary (many terms are here, very easy to use list
3. For each of the words in the list, follow this procedure:
1. Enter the word at the top of your document page.
2. Search for the word in two of the online dictionaries. Copy each entry and paste the meaning of the term onto your document. Remember to cite the source you have used.
3. Search for the word in the Bryant Creek Atlas. Copy the sentence with the word in it, and paste it onto your document page. Cite the source.
4. In your document, write a sentence of your own using the word.
5. Insert a page break, and follow the same procedure with the next word on the list. Remember to save your document periodically as you work.
6. When you are finished, print your whole document. Arrange your pages in alphabetical order. Put your dictionary in a report folder, or make a simple cover using the word processor.