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Trumps

Trumps (part one) (PDF 2.66MB)

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Trumps (part two) (PDF 3.98MB)

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Trumps (part three) (PDF 2.13MB)

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Background

Trump cards are a popular children’s game that encourages factual learning and numeracy. They present a great way for children to learn about areas of science and introduce them to research topics.

About the resource

BBSRC-funded researchers and institutes as well as a number of educational organisations have developed packs of scientific trump cards based on the popular Top Trumps® game.  This guide will help you to use them effectively when doing outreach activities or lessons and provide a few ideas for novel ways to get the most out of a pack of trump cards with a class of pupils.

The guide will be useful for scientists, who would like to use trump cards as part of their outreach or school engagement activities. Teachers may also find this guide useful to maximise the teaching potential of a pack of trump cards.