Download Free Educational Tabletop Games
Why is it a good idea to play games in the classroom? Because games engage students, especially students that otherwise might be bored or not connected to the material. Tabletop games, also known as board games, help students learn to work together. Working in groups is how things get done in most types of careers, and people need to be able to work with others to succeed. Games are problem spaces where students can demonstrate ability, and where interpersonal intelligence can be developed. Playing educational tabletop games in the classroom helps students immerse themselves in subject matter, solve problems, and learn to work together - all of which is needed for them to help solve the big problems facing their world.
Rockominoes is an educational tabletop game designed to help teach the rock cycle. It includes a full lesson plan, teacher guide, and multiple worksheets. It is currently part of the official science learning curriculums in schools in Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois.
Make It Rain is an educational tabletop game designed to help teach the water cycle. It includes a lesson plan, handouts, and worksheets. Also included is a visual model assignment that tasks students with researching, sourcing, writing, and designing an infographic - allowing students to find something that interests them and overlay it on a diagram of the water cycle. This assignment is part research, part writing, and part visual information design, all valuable skills for today’s students. The assignment includes detailed instructions for students to follow including a completed example.
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