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 four groups by working out the connections. All the connections have something to do with energy and the sun.
  • There will be exactly four 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 one is the easiest, number four 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.