At a Glance


  • STEM
  • Chemistry

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP


  • Organic Chemistry

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Group

Type of Tasks

  • Reviewing & assessing peers
  • Gaming & role-playing

Technical Details

Class size

  • Small (20-49)


Single class period (< 90 mins)

Instructional Purpose

  • Application & knowledge building

Socio Affective Engagement

  • Array
  • Array


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

Contributor's Notes

Caroline Cormier
Caroline Cormier

Cégep André-Laurendeau, LaSalle, QC


  • The game is an engaging way to practice nomenclature


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


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

Applied Strategies

  1. 1
    Game-Based Instruction & Gamification


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