Science Week Ireland takes place from Sunday November 10th to Sunday November 17th. It is an exciting and innovative annual event which first took place in 1996. To celebrate Science Week, I’ve put together a science-based table quiz for schools. Eight rounds of six questions, a tie-break round, some corny science jokes and answers to all questions are on 150 Powerpoint slides. I’ve attempted to provide a variety of questions from different science curriculum strand units with varying degrees of difficulty. Hopefully, there is a mixture of easy enough questions and some to challenge the better able pupils. The aim really is that pupils should be able to get a good few correct with the harder ones there to sort out winners. At the end of each round is a Science Joke to keep the mood light!
This quiz is roughly suitable for senior pupils in the primary school, from 4th to 6th classes. If you are doing the quiz with a variety of classes, try to have pupils from different classes on the one team. So, for example, try to have at least one pupil from 4th, 5th and 6th classes on each team.
The quiz is very suitable for the IWB in the classroom or in the school hall with laptop and digital projector. The aim is that pupils will enjoy learning a little about science with a little competitive element thrown in. Please let me know how you organised your Science Table Quiz and how your pupils got on with the questions. You can choose to download the file by clicking on the link below or to view the quiz in the embedded Slideshare. Above all, have fun!
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