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Periodic Table Bingo

no 29, off to spend a penny....
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Instead of simply calling out numbers, the balls have the names of the elements of the periodic table inscribed on them too.

The rest of the rules remain the same, except the score cards only display the chemical abbreviations, so you need to know them all before you can play, and of course the compère must make up appropriate jokey quips for deviants such as Selenium, or Tellurium.

xenzag, Oct 23 2010

(?) Baked http://www.youtube....watch?v=xINaSnCjJ9A
"Big Science" group doing periodic table bingo [nineteenthly, Oct 27 2010]

periodic table card game http://www.elementaurs.com/
This is a bit closer to [19thly]'s top trumps idea, but with a neat mechanism for teaching valency. [pertinax, Oct 30 2010]

Only vaguely related - too bad the first link is no longer. People_20Watching_2...nger_20Hunt_20Bingo
[normzone, Feb 07 2012]


       There really should be a Bingonium.   

       This is really smart+
blissmiss, Oct 24 2010

       That's tomorrow's session sorted. I was going with periodic table Top Trumps, but now i think i'll do this. Definite bun from me!
nineteenthly, Oct 24 2010

8th of 7, Oct 24 2010

       Bingo is commonly used in language classes- I like the chemical twist.
Jinbish, Oct 24 2010

       Even better, shout out just the numbers, but only have the symbols printed on the card. Play for money. Science education for fun and profit. Like the scene in "Evolution" where David Duchovny gets inspiration from Julianne Moore's T-shirt.   

       IT HAS THE PERIODIC TABLE PRINTED ON IT, you dirty-minded bunch of reprobates !
8th of 7, Oct 24 2010

       Baking... Video to follow... Evolution and Ghostbusters.
nineteenthly, Oct 24 2010

       1.The lightest   

       2.Squeaky voice   

       3.Lightest metal   

       4.X-ray windows   

       5.Glass toughener   

       6.Coal or diamond   

       7.Most of the air   

       8.You breathe it   

       9.Toothpaste and tapwater   

       10.Pink lights   

       11.Street lamps   

       12.White flares   


       14.Computer chips   

       15.Morning star matches   

       16.Eggy stink   

       17. Swimming pools   



       20.Bones and teeth   

       21.Aircraft, bikes and bats – scandium   

       22. In white paint.   

       23.In sea squirt blood   

       24.Ooh, shiny! Used with dyes   

       25.Pink and in sad tears   

       26.Everything may become it and then there will be no more rust   

       27.Bright blue salts   

       28.Lots of allergies in jewellery   

       29.Spend a penny   

       30.Imagine a world without it   

       31.Melts in your hand   

       32.Transparent to infrared   

       33.Famous poison   

       34.Ghostbusters and Evolution   

       35.In the tea?   

       36.Superman's nemesis   

       37.The laziest element – rubidium   

       38.Ninety dogs   

       39.Spelling mistake   

       40.Creationist's nightmare   

       41.Superconducting magnet – niobium   

       42.Life, The Universe and Everything   

       43.Made in a lab -technetium   

       44.Alchemy that works – ruthenium   

       45.The most noble metal of them all – rhodium   

       46.Is it a theatre? - palladium   

       47.Cross my palm – silver   

       48.Toxic red – cadmium   

       49.Crystal clear – indium   

       50.Can cry when it bends – tin   

       51.Puke party – antimony   

       52.Halitosis – tellurium   

       53.Narrow neck – iodine   

       54.Best anaesthetic – xenon   

       55.Blows up bathtubs – caesium   

       56.Swallow this – barium   

       57.The hidden metal – lanthanum   

       58.Lighter flint – cerium   

       59.Light stopper – praseodymium   

       60.The strongest magnet – neodymium   

       61.He brought us fire – promethium   

       62.Strat magnet – samarium   

       63.On the Euro   

       64.Spock's brain   

       65.Shrinks from magnets – terbium   

       66.hard to get – dysprosium   


       68.Cameras and sunglasses – erbium   

       69.Ultima – thulium   

       70.From Ytterby   

       71.Roman Paris – lutetium   

       72.Not holmium   

       73.They mine it in the Congo – tantalum   

       74.And Hart – wolfram/tungsten   

       75.The newest transitional – rhenium   

       76.Second-best paperweight – osmium   

       77.Best paperweight – iridium   

       78.Blondie's best – platinum   

       79.To airy thinness beat – gold   

       80.Liquid planet paper – mercury   

       81.The young poisoner   

       82.Not in pencils   

       83.Shrinks when it melts – bismuth   

       84.Spy killer   

       85.Licence to kill - polonium   

       86.Cornish gas   

       87.Explosive and radioactive – francium   

       88.Shining time – radium   

       89.Contains “tin” - actinium   

       90.Thunder god's mantle – thorium   

       91.Lost in confusion – protactinium   


       93.Deep blue and cold – neptunium   

       94.Nuclear reactor   

       95.Like a house on fire – americium   

       96.It won't do this – curium   

       97.Thirty murderers - berkelium   

       98.Precious – californium   

       99.Relatively rare – einsteinium   

       100.Weighs a ton – fermium   

       101.Triple hooray – mendeleevium   

       102.Sounds like gold   

       103.The last actinide   

       104.The first transactinide   

       105.Is it what it seems? - dubnium   

       106.One of six underwater – seaborgium   

       107.Not very interesting – bohrium   

       108.Magic magic – hassium   

       109.Meitnerium - ?   

       110.Darmstadtium - ?   

       111.Three ones – roentgenium   

       112.Orange metal underwear – copernicium   

       113.One unlucky for some – ununtrium   

       114.Metal gas   

       115.Island constable   

       116.It ain't no witch   

       117.Blink and it's gone   

       118.The noble liquid?
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       Excellent work, [19thly].
(but I can't help but think "73.They mine it in the Congo" is actually "Um-Bongonium".
Jinbish, Oct 25 2010

       Me too. Some of them are a bit lame at the moment, particularly the rare earths, and others are not particularly bingo-y.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       I've got some rare earths at home (well, rare earth oxides actually - praesodymium, etc.)
hippo, Oct 25 2010

       oh-oh Love it!!!! +
xandram, Oct 25 2010

       You mean in quantity, [hippo]? As opposed to in TV sets, magnets or whatever?   

       Incidentally, this is now Baked. I did it this afternoon, it went down a storm and [eleventeenthly] video'd it.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       There may be a sixty-six that is radioactive. Arsenic for example.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       /Eggy stink //   

egbert, Oct 25 2010

       Sorry, has to appeal to the teenage and younger mind.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       It would be neat if the balls were made out of their respective elements. Gases, liquids and radioactives would be a problem, though. I can see having a plastic shell of some kind containing Mercury, Radon and the like.
DrWorm, Oct 25 2010

       I just used little squares of paper in a plastic bag, but you can get those periodic tables with the little phials of elements in them. Maybe something like that.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       Wouldn't everyone have the same card - a periodic table? Every game would end in a tie involving everyone paying attention.
bungston, Oct 25 2010

       I used four cards: hydrogen/alkali metals/alkali earths; transition metals; p-block elements plus helium; rare earths and actinides. The main problem was that they were different sizes, but it turned out the alkali bit, which i think were the smallest selection, took a long time to fill up because it was the smallest, i presume because they aren't as likely to come up, so it sort of balances out. There could be a side exercise about probability, come to think of it.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       // everyone have the same card //   

       No. Cards could be printed with 50 elements randomly highlighted. That gives plenty of permutations. All players get a different card. Then it's "luck of the draw", plus a quick memory for atomic numbers.
8th of 7, Oct 25 2010

       [19thly] Yes, not loads, but a jarful.
hippo, Oct 25 2010

       Wow! So, a small lump of each? Stamped with names or marked in some way? They must all be hard to distinguish, mustn't they? Incidentally, they and the transactinides were the hardest to find nicknames for.
nineteenthly, Oct 25 2010

       No they're powders - my wife uses them to make glazes for her ceramics business.
hippo, Oct 26 2010

       Oh, right. Interesting source of chemicals i haven't previously considered (for the home ed stuff). Thanks.
nineteenthly, Oct 26 2010

       See link.
nineteenthly, Oct 27 2010

       How was it [nineteenthly]? Enjoyable or torturous?
xenzag, Oct 27 2010

       This has to be the best idea I've seen, surrounding the periodic table. The only atomic weight I can remember is that of Barium... 137.84
infidel, Oct 27 2010

       I found it enjoyable but began to think they were getting bored. The pair with the alkali metals and alkali earths were initially frustrated because they had the fewest elements and the probability of them getting one early was lowest, but that also meant their card filled up more quickly. It turned out none of them got bored and they all really enjoyed it. One thing you don't see on that video is that when i initially announced we were doing something on the periodic table they all groaned, but their enthusiasm increased as the game went on.
nineteenthly, Oct 27 2010

       You are to be complimented on the time and trouble taken in order to make this a rewarding educational venture for young people.
xenzag, Oct 28 2010

       Thanks, but it's a pleasure actually. I was concerned that you might feel i'd stolen your idea.
nineteenthly, Oct 28 2010

       <heavy irony>   

       What, plagiarism in the HalfBakery ? Perish the thought ...   

       </heavy irony>
8th of 7, Oct 28 2010

       This place is partly an anemometer. It's like Charles Fort's "steam engine time".
nineteenthly, Oct 28 2010

       // anemometer //   

       Does it measure wind, or just "hot air" ... ?
8th of 7, Oct 28 2010

       snappy comeback not found.
nineteenthly, Oct 29 2010

       Thanks for the link, [pertinax]. Quite close to what i imagined as it happens.
nineteenthly, Oct 30 2010

       My pleasure, [19thly]. Actually, I should declare an interest; it was invented by a family friend.
pertinax, Oct 31 2010

       Oh, that's brilliant. How successful is it?
nineteenthly, Oct 31 2010

       Bump. Sorry about this: makes it easier for someone to find.
nineteenthly, Feb 07 2012


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