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Kurzbeschreibung Cosmic – Biology
Umfang The material consists of 10 large picture cards and matching word- and text cards, 6 picture- and word cards for the parts of the horse-chestnut tree (bud, flower, tree, leaf, bark, fruit), a dice game (game board, text-, action-, and question cards, and game rules), and a 32-page horse-chestnut booklet (A6)
Alter 1. Schulstufe, 2. Schulstufe, 3. Schulstufe, 4. Schulstufe
Herstellung All of the cards are meant to be laminated (recommended laminate thickness: 90-125 micron). All picture-, word-, and text cards need to be cut out. The cards can be marked on the reverse side for control of error. They can be used as both reading and pairing material. Sides not to be laminated: none Sides or cards to be bound into a booklet: 32 cards printed on both sides. The cards should be bound in the correct order along the grey edge, so that the text appears on the left and the matching picture on the right
Inhalt / Lehrplanbezug Comprehensive pairing material for learning about the description and attributes of the horse-chestnut tree and about its growth cycle. The picture- and word cards are also suitable as early reading material
Einsatzmöglichkeiten Cosmic education – Trees – Seasons Free work, individual work, pair work, small group work
Vorbereitungen To work with this material, the children require: a mat or felt board, a die and playing pieces... … and of course conkers, leaves, etc

The cards can be matched or used as reading material.

Dice game rules: The player with the lowest dice roll starts. Green spot: read the matching card out loud and collect 3 conkers.

Blue spot: answer the question correctly and collect 2 conkers.

Red spot: read the action card from the top pf the pile and follow the instructions.

Yellow spot: take a minute out to gaze at the tree. Collect 1 conker. The conkers can be added to your dice roll total to move and extra spot per conker. Every time you pass the starting spot collect 3 extra conkers.

Objective: The player who brings the most conkers to the starting point after a set time is the winner

Selbstkontrolle The booklet or the cards for the game can be used as control of error. Alternatively, coloured stickers can be stuck on the reverse side of the cards. The answers to the questions are printed upside-down on the question cards themselves
Erfahrungen, Tipps, Hinweise

I took the photos for this material in my neighbourhood between February and October 2002. For more photos, links and extra horse-chestnut material, please visit

Artikelnummer 0441074
AutorIn Wolfgang Schmidt
Mitwirkende Georg Breiner, Beatrice Deveaux, Paul Read

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