Women in Science DIY Kit

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A card game sheds light on famous women in science. Pairs or small groups collect and exchange color-coded cards. Four cards of the same color make a science lab. The first player to create three labs wins the game! Each card features a female scientist and a short explanation of her scientific contributions. Super scientists included are Rosalind Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Chien Shiung Wu, and many more! 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Keep cards in an easily-accessible bag or envelope and allow early finishers to play the game when time permits 
  • Use the game as a warm-up or closing to a science lesson 
  • Challenge learners to choose one scientist from the deck to further research and invite them to share their findings with their peers 
Classroom Considerations
  • Laminated color-copies to keep cards looking their best for future use 
  • The cards' text is on the small side; therefore, you may want to enlarge them when making copies
  • March is Women's History Month
  • A coupon is included in the printable pages, be sure to remove it prior to playing the game
  • Comes with a directions card as well as hints and tips
  • Engaging drawings have a colorful cartoon-like flare
  • Featured role models encourage girls to enter the field of science