Glencoe Science Level Green
The Interdependence of Life
Nitrogen cycle review game
Project Type: Model
Construct a review game demonstrating knowledge of the nitrogen and oxygen cycles.
The game and instructions should be assembled in an eco-friendly box.
Pairs of students will design a review game with cards or a game board that
demonstrates the nitrogen and oxygen cycles, and how all life is interdependent.
All game parts should be assembled in an environmentally friendly, student-made
box with complete directions and user recommendations. Each student or group
of students will present their work and then rotate through different stations
as an end-of-unit review.
Ideas: cards/game board type
These are only suggestion be creative, use one or more of these ideas, or come
up with a completely different idea.
Game board type:
- Memory/matching: one card is a term and the second is a definition or description
- Go fish: 2-4 students, each student is dealt 5-7 cards and is looking for
the matching card where one card is a term and the second is a definition
- Move around a board to different squares to answer questions about the topic
(i.e. plant, animals, bacteria, nitrogen in the atmosphere, fixed nitrogen,
etc.). The Nitrogen cycle resource site has an image that could be used as
a game board starting point
- Create a checker board style game board. Use square pieces of paper or cardboard
to create the game pieces, which consist of a single letter written on each
piece of paper. Spell out a word that pertains to the Nitrogen cycle, with
particular spaces and letters being worth more points.
1 class period to brainstorm ideas, 1 week to work on the game at home
1-3 days at the end of the chapter/unit to rotate through the different game/stations
Visit the following web sites for information that will help you complete this
Type in "nitrogen cycle"