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This is a word chain game about Antarctica, which can be applied in the context of various disciplines, such as Science, History, Geography, Portuguese or even in an interdisciplinary way. Each of the 70 cards contain just one word, including the names of living beings, phenomena, geographic formations and historical characters, among others.

The main objective is to allow students to become familiar with a series of terms and expressions related to the polar regions in a fun way, thus arousing interest in the topic. In order to stimulate curiosity, most of the terms present in the cards are deliberately unknown to most students.

The game is accompanied by a glossary with the definition of terms to help the teacher. Thus, after the playful activity, the teacher or lecturer can ask the students to say which words they do not know and mention some that stimulated their curiosity. Then the terms can be explained or students can be asked to perform a search. It is not necessary to work with all the unknown words, but you can choose some that aroused greater interest in the class. The cards can also be used to practice alphabetical order or in an activity in which students must group them, forming sets, such as mammals, birds, countries, plants, animals, etc.

The game “From Albatross to Zooplancton” can be used together with the game “From Bee to Wolverine”, whose theme is related to the Arctic. The cards can be mixed up or each player or team can use the card from one of the games and, in the later discussion, comparisons between elements from the two polar regions can be made.


Breno Soares Cardoso, Fernanda S, do Espírito Santo, Flavia Sant'Anna Rios, Luana Zischler, Robson Mariano Euzébio de Oliveira, Sandra Freiberger Affonso.

Disclaimer: available only in Portuguese.


2-4 players or teams


70 cards with words about Antarctica


Form the sequence with the greatest number of linked words.

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Skill Codes based on BNCC

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