Science Games for 8th Grade

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Adding games to your science classroom can make learning fun, and lead to better outcomes. There are dozens of possibilities out there for you to try. Take a look at these ideas for science games appropriate for 8th graders.

8th Grade Science Games

Everyone loves games. So why not make learning fun by making a game out of it? The more engaged students are in the classroom, the easier it will be for them to learn. Here are a few ideas for science games appropriate for 8th graders.

Timer Game

Sometimes in science, students need to learn lists or the names of things. When that happens, even a simple activity like reciting a list can be made more like a game by using a timer. For example, see how many bones in the body students can name in a period of three minutes. Carefully tune the time to how easy the list is to remember. Students can compare their scores and try to improve on their personal best.

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