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Formulas Poker


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    The Science House

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Formulas Poker

In this adapted version of poker, learners practice writing chemical formulas by playing this chemistry card game. The game is played as 5-card draw and uses cards that contain an ion, a subscript, or is blank (FREE!). Learners try to make a chemical formula that uses as many of their cards as possible. Learners will keep track of their moves and scores on their own score sheet (a sample is provided).

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 47 ion cards
  • 1 blank or FREE card
  • 15 subscript cards
  • score sheets
  • pens or pencils

Subjects


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

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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