Simple machines made simple! Full-color graphics make these cards appealing and their versatility makes them useful over and over again. (.PDFs in a ZIP folder)
• Set of 52 playing cards
• Set of six 8”x11” posters for bulletin board and/or vocabulary gallery walk
• Set of eight 8”x11” science writing prompts (RAFT writing)
• Rules for card game
This colorful card game is aligned with the Next Generation Life Science standards and the Virginia SOLs plus includes a Marzano strategy for vocabulary development using these cards.
The graphics on each card will help ESL and struggling readers. These card games provide an excellent anchor activity for students who finish early or need a challenge and additional materials such as links to online games, 4 energy burst games that can be used as brain breaks and writing prompts based on research based strategies to improve student learning are included. These games can be used to differentiate instruction or provide tiering (cards can also be used as a sort rather than a game for struggling students.)
The preview contains sample cards. Two versions of the card game include simple Go Fish for younger students and a version similar to Rummy. Students draw and discard while making sets and chains while comparing and contrasting the information about simple machines on each card.
Games are motivating and engage students in higher level strategy thinking and promote interaction with others while remaining focused on topic. Check out other science card games including weather, water cycle, food chains and adaptations, mitosis, digestion, the circulatory system and Germ Warfare.
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