ERIC Number: EJ826558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Elements--A Card Game of Chemical Names and Symbols
Sevcik, Richard S.; Hicks, O'Dell; Schultz, Linda D.; Alexander, Susan V.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n4 p514-515 Apr 2008
"Elements" is a competitive card game designed to help middle school students recognize and correlate the names and symbols of the most significant chemical elements. Each student is required to construct his or her own decks of playing cards--one with the names of the chemical elements and one with their corresponding symbols--and compete against classmates in a mini-tournament. Scores are based on students successfully matching the names and chemical symbols of the elements. Suitable for both classroom and summer camp use, "Elements" works best as a two-day activity.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Students; Teachers
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