Carbon - The Short and the Long

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For this complex game about the carbon cycle, the playing field is divided into air, living, and earth zones. Children are assigned to be either plants or animals, and collect carbon tokens as they proceed from zone to zone. While the concepts are most often taught in middle school earth science, this game may prove to be boring for them, and while the publisher mentions primary grades, the concepts may be above them.

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Pros

  • A kinesthetic modeling of the carbon cycle gets learners participating
  • Clearly written instructions help you understand how to teach kids how to play
  • Adaptations recommended for younger and older learners
Cons

  • It will require a lot of explanation for such a short demonstration