The Recycling Quiz Show Game is an interactive teaching tool for educators to use to teach students about various topics involving recycling. The Jeopardy style game was developed at the North Central Texas Council of Governments under the guidance of the Resource Conservation Council. It comes pre-loaded with three levels of recycling questions targeted towards K-12 grade levels and includes a custom game creator.
Even though the Recycling Quiz Show Game was originally developed as a teaching aid, this game is a fun learning experience and entertainment for everyone!
The game is played much like the popular television show Jeopardy. The game supports up to four players, or four groups of players. You can play by having each player or team answering every question, or the first to raise their hand answers the question. If a question is answered correctly, points are awarded. If the question is answered incorrectly, points are taken away. Each player or team chooses a category in turn regardless of the outcome of the previous answer.
1. Choose a category
You choose a category and point value from the game board and click that box.
The game keeps track of which questions have already been selected.
2. Attempt to answer your question
You are given the corresponding question and when you have the answer, click the Answer button. *Note: some of the questions are worth double points. These questions will be preceded by a short animation declaring double point value.
3. Find out if you were right!
The answer is displayed along with an image to support the answer (not all questions have images). Once you have explained the answer to the class, click the Scores button to register the scores.
4. Check out your score!
You can add or subtract from a specific player's score by clicking the up or down arrows under each player. The host reminds you what the point value of the question was. One click will add or subtract that amount from the player's score.
Once you have finished adjusting the scores, click the Game Board button to select another question. If there are no more questions left, the player with the highest score is congratulated when you click the Game Board button.
*Be sure to click the 'Full Screen' button for the best game experience.
The game editor allows you to create your own categories and questions in the Recycling Quiz Show Game. You can then save that question file to your computer and load it into the game when you want to play it. Start from one of the pre-built templates and modify the template with your own questions and answers. You can also set any number of double point questions anywhere in the template.
If you would like to play the Recycling Quiz Show offline or will not have an Internet connection when and where you play the game, you can download the application and play directly from your computer. Please note, you do not need to download the application in order to play custom games, you can select a custom game file you created and saved to your computer using the online version. Downloading the application is only suggested if you will not be able to connect to the Internet to play.
Once you download the .zip file you will need to extract the contents using "Compressed (zipped) folders" on Windows or a third party zip utility such as WinZip. The game will not work directly from the compressed .zip file.
Once the files are extracted, to start the game open the instructions.html file and click the start button.
When you play the game from your computer you will most likely be prompted to "Allow Active Content" or "Allow Blocked Content" in Internet Explorer, Click Yes or Allow.
Save the files to your computer (downloads a .zip file)
This custom online Jeopardy game is offered free of charge. Use the contact page to tell us what you think or to tell us stories of how you used the game.