Students role-play as competing PLANT SPECIES in this fun whole class game. Students seed disperse into a continent then battle for control. The game dynamics allow students to explore concepts of ADAPTATIONS, DISPERSAL, and COMPETITION. Overall they understand bio-geography better and the big take away is that plants are also alive and therefore compete just like animals.
CONTINENTAL DRIFT THEORY can easily be integrated into the lesson if desired.
A high interest, fun, hands on lab experience for students ranging from 6th-12th grade. Use as either an introduction or a review of the concept.
The experience has built in ENL and special education modifications to allow all learners access to the curriculum (developed with a co-teacher). The experience has been tested and implemented with well over 100 students to ensure quality.
I did not make the "Plant Wars" avatars and instead using them from other sources..
Lab station materials provided along with a student worksheet.
Questions at the end of the lesson asses understanding.
Additional supplies needed: D6 dice, Ping-Pong Balls, Plastic Cups
Lesson Time: 45-60 min
Store: Garguilo Science