The answer to your question is a but tricky since you are using two different meanings of two different words see and notice
I see the bird
I observe the bird
I see what you are saying
I understand what you are saying
I noticed the bird in the tree
I observed the bird in the tree
I noticed he was bending the rules
I realized he was bending the rules (observed and understood)
First things first:
In order to visually notice something, one must first physically see it.
It is possible to
notice the room getting warmer and then see the fire
but this notice is not visual
Notice can mean to casually see
I noticed they came into the room but didn't see what they were doing
In your sentence
do you see the special word and notice how it is formed?
do you see the special word and realize how it is formed?
do you see the special word and understand how it is formed?
because you're using the word notice the reader could honestly answer that they saw and observed the word without understanding it
In your alternative sentence
…you notice the special word and see how it is formed.
...you look at the special word and understand how it is formed
You probably want the reader to (using the imperatives)
See! the special word
Look at! the special word
notice is not an imperative, and then
understand how it is formed
figure out how it is formed