Word Association Grid: Medical Terms
Parts
Type
In the neck
Spur
Throbbing
Temperature
Coccyx
Foreign
Anemia
Threshold
Marrow
Donor
Pressure
Fat
Saw
Relief
Body: parts, temperature, foreign, fat
Pain: throbbing, threshold, relief, in the neck
Bone: coccyx, spur, marrow, saw
Blood: type, anemia, pressure, donor
Word Association Grid: More Meds
Cramps
White
Carotid
Socket
Plaque
Skeletal
Bath
Wall
Nucleus
Drop
Fatigue
Stem
Black
Membrane
Stenosis
Atrophy
Muscle: cramps, skeletal, fatigue, atrophy extra word: cardiac
Eye: socket, bath, drops, black     extra word: glass(es)
Cell: white, membrane, stem, nucleus  extra word: blood
Aterial or artery: plaque, wall, stenosis, carotid extra word: aorta, flow

Extra words can be added to the category as hints
How to play:

Here is how this associated word grid works. On the blackboard draw one
of the above grids.
Your students should be broken down into teams. Explain to your students that there are four categories
and that each of those categories has four of the words in the grid. Each team will get a point for naming an
additional word in a category that is known or unknown at that time. Guessing the category  is worth 3 points
Also there is the overall theme in this case medical, which is worth 5 points
Here is how it works in detail. Each member of a team will postulate a propose a word. Then, a second teammate will select a second. If the two
words are in the same category their team gains a point. Then the next team is up. Nota bene the same lineup should be adhered to if possible.
So it is possible if you listen closely to obtain all the words in a category by random.
This get's everyone on the team involved.
In addition, instead of choosing a word the student can guess a category or the overall theme, However, that ends their turn.

When all four groups of words are identified as belonging together all that is left to do is guess any remaining categories


Usually there is a single word that can connect all of the words in a category.
Here is an example: nose, hanger, aileron, & stick
could all be clues for airplane

Some other associated word grids:
Halloween
Even more creative grids
Material Science Grid Game
Invention & Discovery Grid

Want some help in creating your own word grid:

Semantic Link: find related words

Show your students how to find synonyms

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