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Teaching science with fun group games & activities


An effective and engaging method of teaching science curriculum is the use of group games and activities.

Many group games and activities are ideally suited to science classes because they are inherently attractive to play and can explicitly or implicitly help students grow in their knowledge of basic scientific skills.

Key skills such as observing, measuring, inferring, classifying, communicating, predicting and critical-thinking can all be taught through the use of particular fun group games and exercises.

Take a look at the samples listed at the bottom of this page for some great activity ideas to blend with your existing science curriculum.


Benefits of Integrating Group-Based Games into Your Science Class

Some of the more powerful reasons teachers integrate the use of group games and activities into their science curriculum include:

  • Fun group games are engaging and consequently encourage higher levels of participation;
  • Perfect for generating energy, interest and enthusiasm;
  • Many activities are specifically focused on the use and development of scientific skills, eg critical-thinking; and
  • When facilitated well, group games can help build critical interpersonal skills within your group.

If for no other reason, your group is sure to embrace the joy that comes from playing many group games as part of your science curricula.


Group Activities Which Support & Enhance Science Curricula

The images below provide links to a sample of group activities which can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum to teach mathematics and numeracy skills, drawn from playmeo’s innovative activity database.

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Poker Face

Trust exercise that focuses on inclusion & diversity.


Longest Shadow

Quick problem-solving activity fuelled by the sun.


Marshmallow Challenge

Classic problem-solving exercise for small teams.


Pairs Compass Walk

Fun, trust-building navigation exercise for partners.


Leaning Tower Of Feetza

Quick problem-solving game for large & small groups.


Human Spring

Dynamic balance exercise for two people to teach trust.


Lean Walk

Dynamic trust-building exercise for partners.


Squat Thrust

Hilarious yet difficult balancing energiser for partners.