Science Outreach

Science Outreach

Glacial Geology Morpho-Memory Game

The Department of Geological Sciences and Science Outreach have worked together to produce a memory game for Year 12 geography students and their teachers.

Similar to the game of “pairs”, 26 pairs of photographs showing glacial features are placed face-down on the table. Students, in groups of about 4 to 6, take it in turn to turn over one photo. Once a student knows where a pair of photos is situated he or she can turn the pair over and wins a point.


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Example of photo and corresponding name card for a fjord

However the game is made more worthwhile by allowing the student to name and then describe the feature eg terminal moraine”, scoring extra- points by doing so.  The game therefore includes an information card for each of the pairs of photos, enabling a student to act as judge of the quality of the description.

fjord info card
Example of an information card

A variation of the game will allow one set of photos and name cards to be used in place of the pairs of photos. This will enable students near the start of the course to learn to identify the visual aspects of each feature.

Each high quality game consists of 26 pairs of photos, 26 corresponding name cards, and one set of information cards, in their own custom-made box with instructions.  The photos and name cards, 65mm by 65mm, are printed in colour onto 1mm thick board and gloss laminated both sides, to provide a hard-wearing surface. 

A glossary of terms used in the game is available here (pdf 93kB)

Boxed games are available at a subsidised cost of $20/game plus postage and packing.
Download the order form (pdf 28kB)