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Let’s Play Taboo!

So Wednesday is an early day…and picture day…and there’s an assembly in there too!

It really doesn’t pay to jump into anything new with physics, so I created a Taboo-style game that should last all year.

They’re all fancy and laminated and I’m super proud!

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When my class plays tomorrow, they will have 1 minute to talk or act in such a way that will cause the team to say the goal word.  My classes are about 15 students each, so we’ll have three teams and half an hour to play.  I went through my whole physics book and ended up with about 200 cards to cover the entirety of the class.  Since we’re only in Chapter 2, my groups will be playing with about 60 cards tomorrow.  I think it will really help to just add in more cards throughout the year.

I’ve included my template at the bottom; here’s how to make one of your own:

Step 1:  Look in your textbook’s glossary.

Step 2:  Make important terms your “Goal Words.”  (You can use pop culture figures too!)

Step 3:  Pick 4 words that you don’t want your students to say during their turn.  (I laughed more than I should have when I decided that they can’t say Bow Tie when talking about Bill Nye…)

Powerpoint File


Finished Physics Taboo Game (More than 100 cards!)

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