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Reach for the Top

Competitive game for two or more teams, where the first person to give the correct answer wins a point for their team.

Grade level

Grade 4 and up (age 10 and over)

You will need

How it works

  1. Select the question bank to be used.
  2. If a tablet or computer is not available, print the questions and answers double sided and cut them out to make cards. The document is set up so that the answers will print on the back of the questions.
  3. Split the group into teams of 3 to 5 players.
  4. Ask all teams a question.
  5. The first person to respond, either by ringing a bell, by raising their hand or by any other means chosen in advance, attempts to answer the question and win a point for their team.
  6. If the answer is incorrect, the other team (or other teams) may attempt to answer the question.
  7. The person responsible gives the correct answer and an explanation, and awards the point to the team of the player who answered correctly.
  8. The person responsible marks the points on the score board.
  9. Repeat steps 4 through 7 until all questions have been asked, or as time allows.
  10. The team that scored the most points wins.

Curriculum focus areas

Key concepts related to the science curriculum

  • Night sky
    • Apparent movement of celestial objects
  • Earth-Moon-Sun system
    • Revolution and rotation of Earth
    • Phases of the Moon
    • Lunar and solar eclipses
    • Tides
  • Solar system
    • Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteorites, comets
    • Evolution of knowledge about the solar system
    • Theories on the formation and evolution of the solar system
  • Space exploration
    • Canadian and global contributions to space exploration technology and research

Complementary knowledge about the Moon

  • Visible side of the Moon
  • Comparison between our Moon and the other moons in the solar system
  • Composition of the Moon (geology)
  • Surface of the Moon (geography)
  • Formation of the Moon

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