This Jeopardy review game (PowerPoint) covers the following topics:
Indications of a Chemical Reaction, Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data, Endothermic vs. Exothermic Reactions,
States of Matter, Physical vs. Chemical Properties, Types of Mixture and How to Separate Them, Pure Substances: Elements vs. Compounds, Chemical and Physical Changes and the Law of Conservation of Mass, Extensive vs. Intensive Properties and Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids, Introduction to Compounds: How to Tell the Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Compounds
This Jeopardy game is most effective when played in small groups of 3-4 students with the following guidelines:
a. All students participate and all students need a piece of paper that will serve as their answer sheets. All students should try to work out the problems and look up the answers.
b. When a group has agreed on a correct answer, one person brings their answer to the teacher to be checked. If the answer is correct then points are added to the score. If the answer is wrong, points are deducted from the score. Each group only gets once chance to submit an answer.
c. Questions are chosen in a Round-Robin style. All groups answer all questions.
d. Questions aren't timed but to be sure and keep things moving, the last group to submit an answer has 15 seconds after the previous group submits their answer to bring their answer to the teacher. If the answer isn't submitted in time then that group forfiets the question and those points are deducted from their score.
e. The group with the most points at the end of the class period wins a couple of extra credit points on their exams.
f. I encourage students to use their textbooks, notes, previous assignments, etc to look up information so they can better prepare for the assessment.