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Go Fish for an Ion—A Chemistry Super Value Card Game

By: Laura Spencer, Edmonds-Woodway H.S., Edmonds, WA

Item #: AP6131 

Price: $30.26

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With the Go Fish for an Ion Chemistry Card Game, students have fun learning the symbols and charges of common ions. Students form compounds and other players check the matches made—all students are involved in the game.

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Go Fish in the “Fishing Pond” of ion cards! Students have fun as they learn the symbols and charges of 20 common monatomic and polyatomic ions. Students form compounds using the ion cards and other players check the matches laid down—all students are actively involved in the game. Points are scored for each correct ionic compound—a great way for students to learn chemical formulas, names and ionic charges. Students keep a score sheet with the cation, the anion, the chemical formula and the compound name. The score sheet later makes a great study sheet or review guide. Two card game options are provided—Writing Formulas and Naming Compounds—depending on class goals and the level of the students. Game includes four decks of 64 colored Go Fish playing cards (containing 10 different cations and 10 different anions), duplicating masters for ion cards, score sheets and game rules.

Super Value Game is complete for 20 students playing at one time. All materials are reusable!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Game a score sheet
Game b score sheet
Go fish cards, blue, 64 cards
Go fish cards, purple, 64 cards
Go fish cards, red, 64 cards
Go fish cards, yellow, 64 cards
List of ion cards

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-5: Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.