Science Experiment Games

Science can be boring and monotonous when lectures go on for hours.

Science experiments do not have to be boring and educational. They can also be fun, interactive and interesting for the students. Many science experiment games do just that by letting students learn something about science while having the fun involved in the game.

Astronomy Games

Ask the children to take a one-month period where they look at the stars every night to try to identify constellations. After they find constellations, have them take pictures of that constellation to sthe rest of the class. Whoever finds the most constellations wins. For this game, you should provide access to a constellation data base and tell the children which constellations they should look for at that time of year.

Science of the Kitchen

Have students engage in an experiment in the kitchen where they cook or bake something. This activity helps children learn that an everyday activity such as cooking is just as scientific as adding chemical compounds to one another — in fact, the only difference is that you can eat the experiment in the kitchen. Have a contest where kids each bake something and bring it to class other students to try. The students then vote on the dish that they find most appetizing. Also have the children write a report on the science involved in their baking.

Bubble Volleyball

Ask the children to mix up a mixture of distilled water, dishwashing soap or detergent, and glycerin. Provide the children with string, pipe cleaners, and other utensils that they can use to make a bubble. Have the children play bubble volleyball by seeing how long they can keep a bubble intact while trying to keep it off the ground. This experiment works best when the children’s hands are wet. After the game, see if any of the students can explain how bubbles work.

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Memory Games

Set out 30 to 40 index cards, each of which has a symbol or number on it. Make sure that each card has only one exact duplicate. Then give the children 10 to 20 tries to find the most possible matches among the cards. Whoever finds the most matches wins. Then explain to the children how memory works and how a game like this can improve memory and, eventually, total intelligence.