Science Challenge Game is a FUN general science game that is perfect to use before a break, a long weekend or as a team building activity!!
Science Challenge Game includes 15 science activity stations with a variety of activities that challenge students in their thinking. The game can be played even if topics have not been covered in class. Reference materials are provided and part of the challenge is for students to figure out how to use them to find the answers they need.
Students work in groups of 3 or 4. Each students records his own observations and answers in his own Science Challenge Student Packet. Each student will also be given their own copy of the Science Challenge Reference Guide.
Students have 7-8 minutes to work at each station to complete the task. After completing the task, they will solve the Next Station question to see which station they will rotate to next. Stations DO NOT rotate in order.
Task 1: A Cause for Cellibration
Task 2: Who Studies What?
Task 3: Atom Models
Task 4: Who Am I? - identify mystery elements with the materials provided
Task 5: Science Wuzzle - brainsteaser puzzle
Task 6: Earth’s Amazing Crust- atlas or reference book needed
Task 7: Taken for Granite - Rock and Mineral Guide needed
Task 8: Can You Solve It?- read a scenario and solve a case
Task 9: Tools of the Trade
Task 10: Mystery Minerals- identify minerals with provided materials
Task 11: Solve the Mystery- mystery pictures
Task 12: Tree-mendous Trees- identify tree samples with provided materials
Task 13: Science Whiz- science fun facts
Task 14: Spot the Differences
Task 15: Trivia Time
The attached file includes:
Science Challenge Teacher Notes- 2 pages pdf with pictures of setup
Science Challenge Task Cards- 35 pages pdf
Science Challenge Next Station Cards- 16 pages pdf
Science Challenge Reference Sheet- 2 pages pdf
Science Challenge Student Packet- 4 pages pdf
Science Challenge Answers- 4 pages pdf
Next Station Answer Card- 1 page pdf
Science Challenge Answers PPT- 83 slides to use when going over the answers with the class
Case A and Case B- 6 pages pdf
Mineral Clue Cards- 6 pages pdf
Properties of Minerals Chart- 1 page pdf
Tree Sample Cards- 4 pages pdf
Tree Identification Terms- 2 pages pdf
Tree Identification Key- 3 pages pdf
Tree Sample Answer Bank- 1 page pdf
Once task cards and reference materials are printed, they can be used over and over again!! The only item that will need to be reproduced is the student packet.
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