Help reinforce the difference in physical and chemical changes by letting your students play this fun science board game. This is a game I created to use with my 5th grade science students (in Georgia) after we have spent some time studying the difference between physical and chemical changes. I feel it is also suitable for fourth and sixth grades if you are studying this same topic as part of your standards. Because it is a non-fiction science topic, this game should work well for kids in all states that are studying the same standard.
What is included in this science game pack? There is a colored game board. There are 32 game cards included that have pictures as well as words related to either a physical or chemical change. For example, it may show melted butter and then students would tell what kind of change it represents. An answer key is included, so that another group member or partner can check the answer. Game directions are also included.
Their partner or another group member will check the answer using the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 2 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
What does the game pack look like? The game board as well as the game card images are color. There are 32 game cards. There are also words on the game cards. The direction card and answer sheet are half-page size. You can see this on the thumbnail images above.
How does this chemical and physical changes game work? On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then draw a card, look at the picture, read it aloud, and tell what kind of change it represents.
What materials do you need to play the game? You will need a dice, game markers, the included game board, the game cards, and the answer key.
How many kids can play? You will need at least 2 players. I typically don't have more than 4 play one of my games, but you can use a number that works best for your class.
What prep does the game take? The prep is pretty easy. Print all 5 pages. Cut out the game cards. I have made it very easy, as you should just have to cut down the dotted lines vertically and horizontally. Twelve cards print on one page. I would laminate all parts of the game for durability but it's not necessary in order to play. You may want to mount the game board on the inside of a file folder and then staple the directions to the other side. I typically staple a plastic sandwich baggie to the inside of the folder on the direction side and store the game cards in the baggie.
Can you tell me a few examples of the pictures on the cards? Sure! You should be able to see a few more in the thumbnail image above.
This chemical and physicals changes game will work perfectly as a center activity, for a Friday game day, or even for early finishers. It's also perfect to use for review before a unit test or even pull it out before state testing as a test prep activity toward the end of the year. Use this game in your classroom however you would like.
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**Please, ... if you are unsure about anything with the game or you have questions, I would appreciate if you send me a message before purchasing. I want you to be happy with the activity. :-) Thank you.**
Also.... please... if you ever see that I made a mistake or an error on the answer key, please allow me a chance to get it corrected for you. If I made a typo on a game card I can get that corrected too. I can usually do so very quickly. I have two sets of eyes look at everything, but we might miss something here or there. Not much, but it can happen. Thank you ahead of time! It is greatly appreciated. Just send me a message on my Q and A, and I will get it taken care of.