Polyatomic Ion Bingo

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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can play this game to learn about the major polyatomic ions (an ion that consists of two different elements). This game helps learners memorize the chemical formulas and names for the major polyatomic ions, which also helps learners in writing more complex expressions in chemistry.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Large sheets of stiff paper to be the game boards.
  • Stick on labels that can be Brailled (available from www.APH.org)
  • Index cards
  • Markers such as 20/20 which produce clear large print writing
  • Game pieces (if desired)


  • Physical Sciences
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure
      • Elements and Periodic Table

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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