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Who Will Reach the Top?

Quiz game inspired by the popular game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Grade level

Grade 4 and up (age 10 and over)

You will need

How it works

  1. 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.
  2. If the participants are not using clickers, make four signs in different colours for each player using stirring sticks, glue and coloured cardboard.
  3. Determine the maximum number of levels that a player can reach in a round (maximum number of questions to reach the top).
  4. Select a player.
  5. Ask a question, ideally displayed on a screen with the answer choices.
  6. The player selects an answer by pressing the appropriate button on the clicker, showing the appropriate colour sign or simply stating the letter associated with their answer.
    1. If they cannot answer the question, they can use one of their three lifelines if they have not already run out (see note 1).
  7. There are three possibilities:
    1. If the answer is correct and the player has not yet reached the final level, the player moves up to the next level and step 6 repeats.
    2. If the answer is correct and the player has reached the final level, the player wins. A new round with a new player can begin.
    3. If the answer is incorrect, the game ends and a new round with a new player can begin.

Note 1: Each player has three different lifelines. Each lifeline can be used only once in a round.

Note 2: To make the game more interesting, the level of difficulty of the question can be increased at each level.

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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