Download the hyporheic game!
- Directions Download and print the game ".pdf"
(This pdf contains rules, a game board, nutrients, victory points, and cards.)
By playing this board game, you or your students will learn about hyporhiec exchange and the nitrogen cycle. In the game, players roll a die and move through surface water collecting nitrogen compounds. They travel on hyporheic paths, where players can convert the compounds they have collected using oxic and anoxic equations. The player to first collect six nitrogen gas victory points wins the game. There are cards that are drawn at specific surface water locations, which cause various game actions and provide educational content.
Players do not need to know any science to play the game. This makes it a great way to introduce hyporheic exchange and nitrogen cycle concepts.
Tape the four sheets containing the game board together.
Cut up the cards, nutrients, and victory points.
Read the rules, and PLAY!
Additionally, you will need one regular 6-sided die and each player will need a game piece. (I have used polished rocks and game pieces from other games.)