How To Make Science Games

Making science games can be a great learning experience. With these steps, it can be easy too.

Step One
Before you start making the game, you should pick at least two science categories. Then pick categories that relate to different skills, such as measuring. Then add another category: wild cards. This will add the element of surprise, and kids will find this fun

Step Two
Each category you have come up with should have a stack of cards. Come up with science questions to put on the front of each card, and then write the answers to the questions on the back of the card. These can be questions of your choice, whether they are short answer, or multiple choice. Be careful with the short answer because the answers could be hard to judge. The wild cards should contain instructions such as skip a turn.

Step Three
On the poster board, make a path of squares (or whatever shapes you want). You could color code the squares to match the different categories. The path in which you put your squares is entirely up to you

Step Four
Decorate your game board. You can use science related drawings and signs, or you can be creative and do whatever you like.

Step Five

The playing pieces should be science related. You can make your starting point anywhere you like, but if your square path is straight, it's best to start at the beginning.

Step Six
Take turns rolling either one or two dice, moving your game piece that number of spaces. When you land on a space, take the appropriate card, and either do what it says or try to answer the question. If you get the right answer then you can keep your card and pick another of the same category. If you get the answer wrong then you put your card back and the next player will take their turn. At the end of the game, the player with the most cards wins. The game is either ended by somebody reaching the end, or when the time runs out if you are playing a timed game.

Making a science board game that is fun and colorful is a great way for kids to either learn about science, or to get them interested in the subject. It is also a great way for teens to study for their science class, or for them to prepare themselves for an exam. You should make your board game to suit the needs of whoever will be playing it, you do not want a younger child to attempt to answer difficult questions that he or she will not know the answer to. After your game is made, you should play it and have fun learning.


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