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Teaching Resource: Hydrocarbons - alkanes, alkenes and alkynes

Subject taught
- Chemistry


Type of Product
- Gamification

Language Skills Developed
- Reading
- Speaking

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will develop self-motivation and problem-solving skills.

General aims - to revise the knowledge of hydrocarbons Linguistic aims - learn and use specific vocabulary Subject specific aims - to revise the vocabulary connected with hydrocarbons - to practice speaking, using the specific vocabulary Target group age: 15-18 Level of competence in English (CEFR): B1 Time required to use the resource with the students: about 10 minutes How to use it The game should be used at the end of the whole unit of hydrocarbons. It might be an excellent way to revise the material. Possible difficulties for the students Students whose level of English is poor might have problems with understanding the content. Students who have not studied hydrocarbons can face difficulties in completing the quiz. Since gamification modifies the brain's reward and pleasure center and ameliorates learning, using this resource might bring a lot of positive learning effects. It is well established that games by allowing winning and providing positive feedback can activate the brain's pleasure circuits by inducing the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Students will definitely remember information on hydrocarbons better.