gamesGAMES FOR TEACHING SCIENCE

646-3 GAMES FOR TEACHING SCIENCE AND MATH CONCEPTS

(1) Games in the single computer classroom: Jeopardy (for Biology Biopardy)

 

Major concepts: Cells and Energy - photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Performance objectives:

f.      Students know usable energy is captured from sunlight by chloroplasts and is stored through the synthesis of sugar from carbon dioxide. g.     Students know the role of the mitochondria in making stored chemical-bond energy available to cells by completing the breakdown of glucose to carbon dioxide.

Cells and Energy Jeopardy: this game is used as a review for the cells and energy unit. A class of 32-40 students will be divided into groups of 5-8 students (5 groups). Each group will have the opportunity to call a question and answer at a time... following the jeopardy rules.

Students will be prepared to take the unit test that will cover photosynthesis and respiration.

(2) Games in a small group setting:

•Major concepts: natural selestion, adaptations
•Performance objectives

Students will be able to collect data, enter the data in an excel document, analyze the data and represent it in graphs. Students will also write a paragrad explaining the graph representation.

Detailed handout