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Science Games for Kids

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.

Science might seem like something you do behind a desk, but science is really all about exploring and doing experiments. Here are some ideas for science games to engage younger learners.

Science might seem like something you do behind a desk, but science is really all about exploring and doing experiments. Here are some ideas for science games to engage younger learners.

Science Scavenger Hunt

Have your students complete a scavenger hunt that will help them learn about a topic, learning something new with each clue. You could even offer a prize for completing it.

For example, have kids explore renewable energy by burning off some of their own. Have them follow a series of clues to find objects around your school or home. Objects could include things powered by electricity (light bulbs, wall clocks, televisions), powered by fossil fuels (gas stoves, lawnmowers, fireplaces, Bunsen burners, cars), or even specially planted sources of energy (handheld windmill, small solar panel).

Scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunt

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