Science - In the spotlight

27th April 2012 at 01:00

Games for enquiring minds

Science Enquiry Games is a pack of eight games published by Primarily Science ( that helps pupils aged 4-7 to think like scientists. Activities include sorting cards to represent scientific processes, using rectangles of different sizes to build bar graphs and touching materials to guess what they are.

The activities help children to develop their questioning techniques, learn about measuring and understand how units work - difficult skills for such young learners to master. The games encourage active learning and group work, which helps to bring complex concepts to life.

What else?

For games to inspire older learners, try the TES Games for Grades collection and turn revision into play.

Alessio Bernardelli is a TES subject adviser.

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