Play this Only Connect style game to get students thinking about themes around energy and the sun


  • Cut out the 16 cards and lay them on the table.
  • Sort them out into 4 groups by working out the connections. All the connections have something to do with Energy and the Sun.
  • There will be exactly 4 cards in each group.

For example:

case, mark, shop, worm

  • All can have the word book in front of them.

fountain, pig, marker, highlighter

  • All types of pens.

Number 1 is the easiest, number 4 the hardest. Be careful though, there might be some red herrings!

If you get stuck, check out the ‘cheat sheet’ which will tell you what the connections are.

Find a number of card sorts based on the BBC4 programme Only Connect, all based around energy and the sun in the document provided. 


The Solar Spark - solar energy resources