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Pairs/Pelmanism Activity 1


Pairs cardsActivity/task:

To know and understand key vocabulary for QCA Unit 3D Rocks and Soils:

Crystal, marble, granite, flint, chalk, clay, layers, particles, pebbles, stones, soil, rock.

Introduce vocabulary to group and discuss where these items found.

Go over rules for playing pairs.


6 pupils 1 adult

Symbols used:

3 sets of pairs cards - 1 set for group of two.

Print out, laminate and cut up.


rock and soil formed. Some in group not familiar with rock types - photographs would be useful if repeating activity.

Got the idea of matching the cards quickly. Encouraged to say word when turn over a card.

Better understanding by end. Enyoyed game.



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