4 Summary

This unit has shown how, by using games in the classroom, you can achieve higher levels of participation in your elementary science lessons on electricity.

Games have many educational benefits, such as reinforcing learning, developing social skills and providing speaking and listening opportunities. Games enable students to explore their scientific knowledge in active, challenging and motivating ways, and are especially helpful to students with learning difficulties beacuse they allow for repeated practice but in a meaningful context.

A range of games can encourage collaboration and support, ensuring the participation of students of all abilities and building confidence and a sense of belonging. Classroom games do not have to be expensively produced and can be easily made (or invented) by you and your students.

3 Making your own games