Ideas for word games

Ideas for word games

Myriad ideas for involving pupils with language and vocabulary of science, that should lead to an improvement in literacy skills and increase engagement with learning.
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Ideas for Playing Tag Games & friends

Ideas for Playing Tag Games & friends

Tag games is a superb way of encouraging pupils to write a list of 15–20 key words that you will be using in a specify topics; there is then a plethora of enjoyable games that encourage learners to become familiar with the spellings and meanings.
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Earth in Space - games and puzzles

Earth in Space - games and puzzles

A tag game is used to introduce 25 of the most common words used to describe the night sky; then there s a selection of 16 different constructs and puzzles that will encourage learners to become familiar with the arcane lexicon.
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Astronomers through history

Astronomers through history

An engaging activity that highlights observations and ideas from scientist across the globe over a period of two millennia, and encourages the learner to see that there are many more observations and theories to be made. Two sets of scientists are provided so the activity can be used with more than one class, and possibly get them to talk about the different contributions.
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Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)

Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)

100 words per list for the common topics in KS3 Science - atoms,elements, acids, electricity, energy, astronomy, cells, digestion, ecology, electricity, fit, forces, heating, inheritance, magnetism, metals, particles, reactivity, reproduction, respiration, rock cycle, weathering, variation and investigations.
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Progress in Science - discovery of photosynthesis

Progress in Science - discovery of photosynthesis

A two-part activity, the first part is a tag game in which fifteen of the scientists who developed the idea of photosynthesis are placed on a four-century timeline starting at 1640, together with their major discovery. The second part gives pupils guidance in discovering more about four of these scientists (one from each of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries - yes discoveries about photosynthesis are still being made).
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Posters of 20 keywords per unit

Posters of 20 keywords per unit

This comprehensive collection of posters, each of which gives 20 Key Words, includes cells, reproduction, ecology, microbes, respiration, digestion, atoms, acids, chemicals, metals, rocks, reactivity, energy, circuits, forces, sound, light, heating, magnetism, space, pressure . . . .!!
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Blood, breathing and respiration

Blood, breathing and respiration

Myriad word games are used to familiarise pupils with the important pupils with the idea and words of respiration, and the need for breathing and blood to support this reaction in the cells.
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Teaching the visible parts of the human body

Teaching the visible parts of the human body

A 40 page file of games that introduce young learners to the spelling and position of 24 external parts of the body eg head, arms . . There are 13 different games, each of which has at least two versions so pupils interact.
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Chemistry word games

Chemistry word games

Engaging word games and cut-out models ensure that every pupil will become familiar with the basic ideas and lexicon of chemistry
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Progress in Science -  biomes

Progress in Science - biomes

Individual sheets are given for ten different biomes, each sheet asks he pupils to research the climate, and the way that animals and plants are adapted to the environment; finishing with using changes to the biome as evidence of climate change
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Animal reproduction

Animal reproduction

Activities that introduce, then reinforce, a couple of dozen of the key words that are relevant to sexual reproduction in animals.
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Imaginative literary tasks

Imaginative literary tasks

Instructions for five different tasks that could be reports / group work / video; hints are given to students as to methods for engaging with each project and improving the presentation.
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Rock cycle diagram & games

Rock cycle diagram & games

A file of diagrams showing the rock cycle, a word search with clues, and several paper-based games that help pupils become familiar with a couple of dozen of the relevant vocabulary.
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Organs of the human body

Organs of the human body

A collection of resources and ideas for engaging pupils with the organs of the human body, and the function of each. Included in the collection is a coloured diagram of the body, diagrams of the body that are suitable for photocopying, a wordsearch, two tiled picture frames, trionimoes(triangular dominoes) and a flashcard sheet!! If you enjoyed these games, then have a look at www.williamsgames.org .
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Progress in Science - astronomy

Progress in Science - astronomy

Encourage your pupils to see that Science is a work in progress; at least 35 scientists, spread over three continents and three millennia have lead to our current knowledge, and everyone of them was a character! Each scientist has a sheet that asks for information about their family and society before introducing their discoveries.
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Demonstrating day & night

Demonstrating day & night

A kinesthetic game for demonstrating that although the sunlight will always hit one face of the Earth, the rotation of the Earth will give the appearance of sun rise and sun set.
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Word games for chemical reactions

Word games for chemical reactions

A tag game gives a fun introduction to 24 words that are key to describing chemical reactions; word walls provide reinforcement, and a loop games ensures that pupils are aware of the correct meanings.
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Loop frames for chemistry

Loop frames for chemistry

A set of engaging puzzles covering Chemical reactions, Compounds, Element shorthand, Environmental chemistry, Metals & compounds, Reactivity, Rocks é weathering, Solutions. Each puzzle is suitable for individual homework or for a group-activity in class.
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DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations

DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations

A paper exercise that pupils can use to show how genes (on individual chromosomes) can be sorted and resorted during reproduction - the idea of dominant and recessive alleles, including sex chromosome, then follows naturally
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Progress in Science - making thermometers

Progress in Science - making thermometers

A two-part project (could be used independently); first is a tag game that maps over a dozen scientists onto a two millennia timeline in order to show that measuring temperature is a work in progress. Second is stimulus material that encourages pupils to learn more about four of the most famous scientists, their lives, the society in which they lived and other inventions they developed.
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Water cycle file

Water cycle file

A 39 page pdf that includes diagrams of the water cycle (coloured and photocopiable), word searches, and cutout-and-match activities that encourage learners to master the 50 or so words relevant to the water cycle.
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