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Water cycle and weather card game

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With much to cover and limited time, teachers need activities that engage students at both ends of the spectrum. Factor in struggling readers, ESL students and early finishers looking for a challenge and a teacher could go crazy trying to reach every pupil.

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The water cycle and weather card game is designed to help teachers use time efficiently and assists student’s absorption of science content, cause and effect relationships and builds vocabulary. The game involves players building water cycles and collecting sets of weather instruments, clouds, weather maps and symbols, severe weather and an optional layers of the atmosphere. (Check out the slide show for a sneak peek of the cards)

Over 120 unique graphics enhanced cards are included as well as complete rules and links to online games in addition to the colorful cards. The game provides an excellent anchor activity for students who finish early or need a challenge. The pictures and diagrams help struggling readers and ESL students match words and concepts.

This game can be used to differentiate instruction or provide tiering if cards are used as a sort rather than a game for struggling students. The preview contains the complete rules plus sample cards and online game links.

Games are motivating and engage students in higher level strategy thinking and promote interaction with others while remaining focused on topic.

Check out previous articles featuring the healthy heart card game, fighting the flu with games, gallery walks for science teachers and free parables of Jesus scripts.

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