Using Friendly Chemistry with your Co-op Group of Learners

Friendly Chemistry is ideal for co-op groups of learners!  Many, many games and activities are utilized throughout Friendly Chemistry to allow your students to practice the concepts presented.  Playing games together which are tightly correlated to the concept being presented makes the learning easy and fun.  There are 32 lessons which corellate well with 30-32 weeks of instruction.  We recommend meeting one day per week for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Examples of the games and activities include:
  • The Stinky Atom Game (players remove shoes and dash in relay fashion to assemble atoms according to atomic number called)
  • Atom Smasher (players run from chair to chair according to ion formation method called)
  • Chemistry Kingdom Play (play based upon reactivity trends of families of the periodic table)
  • Building a Charge Balance (learning calculation of net charge using K'nex toys)
  • Compound Instensity Board Game
  • Compound Football (a variation of rock, paper, scissors using a playbook of anions and cations)
  • Radius Cakes (using cakes or playdough to learn trends of atom size)
  • Plus many more activities!

See videos of several games, labs and activities found in Friendly Chemistry here!
Friendly Chemistry
by Joey and Lisa Hajda