In our last public engagement post, we shared a simple How-To graphic for one of our most successful public engagement activities. Now, it’s time to see another:
Introducing: The Hormone Card Game
This is a great (and simple!) activity to use at science fairs, open days or even careers fairs.
Create a set of 10 cards – 5 of them show the name of a hormone, and the other 5 show a description of the function of each hormone. We printed ours on A4 card. When the cards have then been shuffled, participants have the task of matching each hormone to its correct function. For extra help, you can add clues to the back of the hormone cards – if the participants are unsure, they can turn over for a helpful hint.
Finally, what’s really great about this activity is that it provides an easy and engaging springboard for discussing hormones in a little more detail. Have a look below to see how it works: