Move Till Blocked!
Playing games is one of many ways to practice science process skills.
But the question is,
How can we practice or enhance science process skills by just playing games?
Challenge yourself with this puzzle game. Just move the paperclips, but careful not to get trap.
Master the games fast so that you can trap the other player! Good luck!
Here is your challenge:
Move a paperclip, one at a time.
BEWARE not to get trap!
Which route should you take so that you will not be trapped and be the WINNER?
Items that you need:
A piece of plain paper
(e.g.: 2 black, 2 red)
What do you need to prepare?
How to play?
Each player will pick one coloured paperclip (ensure different colour each)
Then, decide which player will go first. (suggestion: Rock, Paper, Scissors.)
The first player will move a paper clip to the available dots.
Next, it’s the second player’s turn to move his/her paperclip to the available dots.
Repeat the same step until one of the players is blocked.
The PLAYER WHO MANAGED TO BLOCK the other player is the WINNER.
Do you know..
By playing this game, you are practicing some of the scientific skills that are important in STEM learning?
The basis for scientific discoveries is being a good observer. Which will help in thinking critically and solve problems.
To find the answer to problems you are trying to solve.
Offer building challenges that create STEM learning opportunities.
Explain that patterns are displays in nature or are made by people that repeat themselves.
The scientific skills are:
Strategic thinking skills
To plan for the future.
Use logic, imagination, to make sense of a situation and come up with an intelligent solution.
To think differently, to see from a new angle or perspective.
The brain’s ability to understand information coming from the skin.
Inform us about objects, events, attitudes and phenomena using one or more senses.
Is made about the outcome of a future event based upon a pattern of evidence.