This resource, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), explores the subject of the scale of space in the format of a familiar game format. The activity is part of the SYCD: Science Year Is There Life? collection. The game provides students with information demonstrating the huge variety of space in a fun-to-play way. The language is simple enough to allow flexibility of use across Key Stage Three.
Students take it in turn to nominate a category that their card scores highly in. If their value beats their opponent's, they win the card. This continues for each successive card until one player has won all the cards and hence the game. In some cases a category is not applicable for a card. The player should then select an alternative category.
This resource can be used:
• For more lively cell revision pre-SATs.
• As an introduction or summary activity for Solar System study.
• As stimulus material for individual student research topics.
• Students could produce their own card.
The addition card, the Dione Space Card, was created by Chrystal Edwards and Stephanie Beal, students at Minsthorpe Community College, and their teacher Robert Tudor.
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