Guess Who Game – Scientist Edition

Guess who game

Your objective in this game is to guess the Mystery Scientist on your opponent’s card by asking one question per turn, and eliminating any game board faces that don’t fit the Mystery Scientist’s description.

Notice the diversity among the 24 Scientists. Fields of study are different; some figures are historical and some are still alive; some won Nobel Prizes.

Although this game was designed for use in high school, it could effectively be used in grades 7 and 8 as well. A list of 7 options that could appeal to the younger grades is included. These could also be used for the younger grades of high school students depending on the skill level of your classroom.

Included below are the rules of the game, modifications for intermediate levels, a list of resources, plus the pictures and names of 24 scientists.  Click on the links to download these files.

Prepared by Jennifer Van Eindhoven – 2014 Galbraith winner

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