Space Race: A Space Game for Vocabulary and Content

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4th, 5th
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Space Race is a content and vocabulary games to use with 4th or 5th graders during an astronomy unit. The game uses decoding and spelling vocabulary words as well as answering questions about science content students have been learning through a Solar System unit. Space race provides questions that make the students analyze the data they have learned about the components of the Solar System, The game is challenging and causes students to think about the relationships between the different parts of the Solar System. For example, the students must answer questions such as "Which of the following planets do NOT have rings?". This is a way to compare and contrast planets withing the Solar System. Students must also know vocabulary words and how to spell them.

Space race provides vocabulary content appropriate to grade level and aligned to the Common Core standards on solar system unit vocabulary. The cards in the game make students apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills to decode, spell, and read the content vocabulary words. Many of the words on the vocabulary cards can have multiple meanings or similar meanings, which allow students to learn how to clarify which meaning of the words using explanations in questions as well as images for support.

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The Space Race Game Bundle Includes:

Game Board
42 Content Cards
42 Vocabulary Cards
4 Game Pieces
Rules and Instructions Sheet

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Instructions for Set-up:

The game is packaged into word and adobe documents. For best results on pieces and cards, print them out on card stock so they are thicker and will stay nicer for longer. The best place to place the actual game board is into a 9 5/8 inches in height (for the back flap), and 11 3/4 inches in width file folder. The preview of this game shows how the board looks attached to a file. Keeping the board this way makes for easy storage and accessibility from a filing cabinet or crate.


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Total Pages
33
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Space Race: A Space Game for Vocabulary and Content
Space Race: A Space Game for Vocabulary and Content
Space Race: A Space Game for Vocabulary and Content
Space Race: A Space Game for Vocabulary and Content