||To construct the element game and play
||A fun way to learn the elements of the
|| Small pieces of cardboard (file cards,)
crayons or coloured pencils.
- Make the game by printing the name of different element on one
side of each card and a labeled picture or labeled pictures of
ways it is used on the other.
- Make as many cards as you like - you can play the game with
10 - but it's better with more.
You can look up more elements in a dictionary or a mineral book.
- When you have your set of cards, make another set exactly the
same and keep the two sets separate. Now you're ready to play.
- Shuffle each set of cards, one set with the name of the elements
on one side facing up and the other with the labeled pictures
- Put the two sets - one for each player - on a table
- One player removes a card off his or her pile. If the picture
on top of the one pile and the element on the other match - the
race is on - and the first player to shout "Match" wins
a card from his or her opponent. If a player makes a mistake and
calls "Match" when the element and the picture don't
match he or she loses a card.
- The game goes on until one person has all the cards or you
can set a time limit.
||The person with the most cards (in this
case) wins. For Science Olympics make this a round robin competition
with the winner compiling the most victories.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics