Go Fischer: An Introductory Organic Chemistry Card Game

Georgia L. Battersby, Corey Beeley, Danielle A. Baguley, Harrison D. Barker, Harvey D. Broad, Niamh C. Carey, Edward S. Chambers, Daria Chodaczek, Richard A. R. Blackburn, Dylan P. Williams

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The use of games in chemistry education is well-established and is known to have numerous benefits to participants. This contribution describes the student-led development of an introductory organic chemistry card game based on the classic party game Go Fish. The game has been designed to help students practice applying the rules of organic nomenclature, to recognize key functional groups, and to familiarize themselves with simple examples of reactivity of molecules containing these functional groups. The game was used as an organic chemistry revision activity at the end of a freshman introductory general chemistry module (that included a significant amount of introductory organic chemistry). Evaluation of the activity shows that students enjoyed playing the game, found it easy to play, and that they found it a useful learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2226-2230
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number8
Early online date21 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2020


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