Take the Eco-Challengeby: Gregory R. MacKinnon

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This article offers instructions on developing a board game centered on environmental stewardship and its science-technology-society implications. The board game, in which students in grades three through five work in cooperative teams to “save the Earth,” can be customized to focus on any science topic and used as an assessment.

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  • on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:24 AM

This article describes and provides a board game that teacher’s can create and use in their classroom called “Earth Mission Rescue” to save the Earth. Actually the authors created this game as an assessment at the end of a unit on an environmental issue. Following the simple instructions will help the reader recreate and use this game for their own classroom.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:10 AM

This game could be used at the end of a environmental science or natural resources unit. The game's cooperative nature lets students work together to "win" the game. Teachers (or students) can design questions based on content covered in their classroom.

Kate Geer  (Louisville, CO)
Kate Geer (Louisville, CO)

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