Sunday, October 17, 2010

Physics: Quiz-boards

This week the kids started to build quizboards.

What's a quizboard? A quizboard is a game in which you try to match up questions with the correct answers. If you succeed, a light bulb turns on, and if you get the question wrong, nothing happens.

Interesting child psychology fact: When I do this activity, it is almost always the case that kids suggest adding features to the quizboard that will punish players with a beep or even a shock for wrong answers. Not your kids! Not only do these guys understand electrical circuits, but you can rest easy knowing they are far more forgiving (read less cuckoo) than your average kid.

As of today the kids have written their quizzes and started building and insulating the wires that will connect questions and their respective answers. Next time we meet they will complete their quizboards and bring them home.

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