At a Glance

Discipline

  • Chemistry

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP

Course

  • Organic Chemistry

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Individual
  • Group

Type of Tasks

  • Solving problems
  • Reviewing & assessing peers
  • Gaming & role-playing

Technical Details

Class size

  • Small (20-49)

Time

Single class period (< 90 mins)

Purpose

  • Application & practice

Overview

In this engaging card game, students face off against their peers in a contest of strategy and nomenclature. Students take turns drawing, naming and modifying their molecules in response to changes ‘imposed’ by rival players. In order to gain points, one must correctly modify and rename their molecule. The player with the highest point total at the end of the game wins.

Workflow & Materials

Activity Workflow

Name that Molecule! / Nommez cette Molécule!

Download

A Simulated Round / Partie Simulée (Bilingual)

Teacher Instructions

Download

Cartes Nomenclature Cards (Bilingual)

Worksheet

Download

Contributor's Notes

Caroline Cormier
Caroline Cormier

Cégep André-Laurendeau, LaSalle, QC

Benefits

  • The game is an engaging way to practice nomenclature

Challenges

  • Game may go longer than expected. Some students may find it too competitive

Tips

  • Confirm that all cards used present concepts already taught. Do not exceed 5 players per group

Applied Strategies

  1. 1
    Game-Based Learning
  2. 2
    Problem-Based Learning

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