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.

By words the mind is winged.

Aristophanes.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas.

Useful links

A list of commonly used text abbreviations and their meanings.
www.snaphow.com/list-of-sms-abbreviations-meaning-of-texting-words-symbols

Published 7 October 2011