Chemistry Games that put Atoms First!

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Teacher's Guide

The Journey to Neon Games are as much teaching tools as they are games

All games and activities in the Teacher's Guide may be played at an introductory level, or observed more closely to reveal the secrets of orbitals, electronegativity, and other more sophisticated concepts. Orbitals are often rushed through or skipped when introducing chemistry, perhaps because the abstract concepts are considered difficult to teach at the early stages. These games use colors and shapes to represent orbitals in novel ways. Deeper concepts can be absorbed slowly while having fun playing. No knowledge of orbitals are required to begin playing the games.

NEW Teacher's Guide 2014 for the latest games - Escape with your Elements puzzle version and You Bet Your Neutrons Teacher's Guide 2014 or purchase a hard copy

Teacher's guide 2013 or purchase a hard copy
Element Passport Rubber Stamped

Element Passport Orbital Diagram

Orbital Diagram Hydrogen-Neon
Orbital Diagram Sodium-Argon
Orbital Diagram Potassium-Krypton
Orbital Diagram Rubidium-Xenon

Orbital Diagram Caesium-Radon
Orbital Diagram Francium-and up

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The goal of this system is to make it easy to learn the concepts in the games. A video will be available on how to play each game. Additional videos on the basic concepts contained in the game are on the website as well, with more being added all the time. New games to play with the cards and games will appear periodically, as they are worked out and contributed by other players or teachers. Students can be instructed to play these games on their own, as well, perhaps discussing their experience in a small discussion session. They can be used as talking tools by instructors in labs or other smaller groups, or played in groups of four in classes with table space or desks pushed together.

Thank you to all the teachers who attended my presentation at ChemEd2013. Please keep me posted on your experience with the Electronimoes! email julie AT