Teaching resource

How to use card games in school engagement and outreach

Guidance on using ‘trump’ cards to help students learn about areas of science and introduce them to research topics.



Using trump cards in school engagement and outreach (PDF)

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Researchers and institutes funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), as well as a number of educational organisations, have developed packs of scientific trump cards based on the popular ‘Top Trumps’ game.

This guide:

  • helps you use them effectively when doing outreach activities or lessons
  • provides ideas for ways to get the most out of a pack of trump cards with a class of pupils
  • includes links to card sets.

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