Science - Games
This domino review game reinforces 21 key vocabulary terms from the “Aquatic Ecosystems" section of your unit on biomes and ecosystems. We all know that the vocabulary in a biology or life science class can be overwhelming to many of our students. For that reason it is essential to provide opportunities for review and reinforcement. My experience is that students respond more favorably to test prep and review sessions when it is in a game format.
TABOO is a fun, engaging game that encourages students to describe terms to their classmates without using key words, deemed the "taboo" words. This challenges them to go past the textbook definition and describe the mechanisms or in-depth knowledge of their vocabulary terms.This TABOO game includes 68 cards including vocabulary that is standard for a high school biology classroom.
Teach elementary school, middle school, and high school students the importance of science lab safety rules and procedures. Students can play a game to review lab safety topics such as appropriate behavior and attire, correct use of lab equipment, proper handling of chemicals, what to do in case of an accident or injury, and how to clean up after a lab activity.
I was frustrated with review games. The students that needed the most help didn’t seem to be getting it out of the game. Although they liked the fun of Ka’hoots those not fast enough just seemed to guess. I tried Jeopardy as teams but, again, the students who already knew would jump in and do the problem for the group. Even having a different student present the answer didn’t do what I wanted. So, I had an idea. I call it Math Relay.
If you have every played Spoons, then you know how fun and engaging that game is. Have you ever thought about playing Spoons in the classroom? This post explains how teachers can use an academic version of the highly engaging Spoons game to review concepts. Free games included!
This set of 80 Cell Task Cards with editable template is a fun and effective way for student to review cell structures and functions. These task cards will support individual review (especially for early finishers) as well as promote student centered collaborative learning that will keep students engaged while reinforcing concepts at the same time. The game board will turn the the task cards into a fun review game that will have your students asking for more!
"Element Connections" Purpose of game: To review information about the Periodic Table and the elements. This is best done as a review game at the end of a unit, when you have already taught about atomic numbers and weights, family groups on the Table (alkali metals, transition metals, etc.), and some basic facts about the more common elements.