Get your students up and around with these engaging review games. Games focus on MS-LS1-1. Questions cover the parts of a microscope & cells specifically prokaryotes, eukaryotes, the cell theory, & viruses.
NGSS MS-LS1-1: Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living things, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.]
What’s included in this resource:
Page 2: Game instructions
Page 3-4: List of questions with answers
Page 5: Instructions for game with smaller cards
Page 6: Grid form to copy for students. One for each pair
Page 7-14: Small cards to cut
Page 15: Blank page to make your own small cards
Page 16: Answer Key on grid
Page 17: Instructions for game on larger cards
Pages 18-37: Larger cards
Page 38: Blank page to make your own large card
Page 39: Answer Key
The same questions are presented in two different games. One game uses small cards and a grid where students move around the room finding cards and entering the answers on the calendar like grid. The large card game has students work to read the question on the bottom of the page and find the answer on the top of another page. The pages are numbered and students write down the page number as they go, checking with the teacher along the way. Students can start at any card and will end at the card they start at.
The game with small cards has games has 30 questions and the game with large cards has 20 questions.
Small Card Game
How to play:
1. Give each student an Up and Around Science Scavenger Hunt grid sheet to record answers.
2. Pass out the cards numbered 1-30. If you have less than 30 students, place extra cards on a table, counter, or other surface. If you have more than 30 students, have some students pair up to work together.
3. Students will place the answer on their grid sheet in the space that has the same number as the card they are answering.
When finished with a card, students can place it on a counter or table designated and get another card.
4. After a designated amount of time, go over the correct answers. The student with the most correct answers is named the winner. The focus is on correct answers and not just being quick.
Large Card Game:
1. The cards last better if you laminate them. Post the large cards around the room on walls, doors, and cupboards where students can see many at once.
2. Have students pair up and get a lined piece of paper. Students can start at any number. Students write down the number of the card they start at. They read the bottom of the large card and look around the room for the answer on the top part of another card. When they find the answer, they put the number of the card on their lined paper below their starting place. Each card number is placed in a line below.
3. Students can come check with you at any point to see if their answers so far are correct. Some students need a lot of encouragement that they are on the right track. Students will end at the card they started at.
4. We sometimes play this over a couple of class periods and I keep their papers for them between classes. I really like this game because they must get the answer correct in order to complete the game. It is a great review to prepare for a test.
*Blank cards are included for you to substitute you own questions if you’d like.