Earth, Moon, and Sun Game – Jeopardy-Style Game
This Earth, Moon, and Sun Game includes a fun, Jeopardy-style game to review how the position and movements of the Earth, moon, and sun create day and night, seasons, phases of the moon, and tide cycles. Versions of the review game are included for both PowerPoint and Google Slides.
What will students review with this Earth, Moon, and Sun Game?
25 questions are included to review and practice the following skills:
- Analyze and use models to answer questions about day and night, seasons, and the phases of the moon.
- Identify the phases of the moon including new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last (third) quarter.
- Describe how the phases of the moon occur.
- Describe how Earth’s rotation results in day and night.
- Describe how Earth’s axial tilt and its revolution around the sun causes seasons.
- Analyze data in simple tide tables to answer questions about high and low tides.
- Compare the size, position, age, and characteristics of the Earth, moon, and sun.
Each question is linked to a slide with the answer so that students can quickly and easily check their answers.
What formats of the game are provided?
This resource includes versions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun Game for BOTH PowerPoint and Google Slides. The questions used with each version are the same.
How is this Earth, Moon, and Sun Game played?
The PowerPoint version should be played in presentation mode. Category values disappear when they are clicked on. The category values can be reset anytime by exiting the presentation and reopening it. You are able to type scores onto a scoreboard while playing in presentation mode. The presentation has been coded to help you easily navigate from the category board to questions and answers without scrolling.
The Google Slides version should be played in full screen, edit mode. Instructions and a video tutorial are provided that show how this is done. You are able to type scores onto a scoreboard but the category values do not disappear when they are clicked on. This is a limitation of Google Slides. But, markers are provided alongside the category board that you can drag and drop over the category values after they have been used. The presentation has been coded to help you easily navigate from the category board to questions and answers without scrolling.
Check out the preview video below to preview how this Jeopardy-style game works in PowerPoint and Google Slides!
What science standards are covered?
This Earth, Moon, and Sun Game is specifically created to align with the 2018 Virginia Science SOL 4.6. Although, the questions closely align with most science standards related to how relationships between the Earth, moon, and sun lead to day and night, seasons, tides, and phases of the moon.
Don’t miss out!
This Earth, Moon, and Sun Game is a fun, no-prep way to review science skills! It is the perfect activity to use at the end of a unit and/or before state testing.
More Jeopardy-style science games…
This review game is included in my 4th Grade Science Jeopardy Bundle. The bundle includes 8 games that are aligned to specific Virginia science SOLs and 3 games that provide a cumulative review of all 4th grade science SOLs (11 games total).
MORE SCIENCE RESOURCES:
- Solar System Unit
- Earth, Moon, and Sun Escape Room
- Planets Escape Room
- Planets Task Cards
- 4th Grade Science Lessons Bundle
- 4th Grade Science Task Cards Bundle
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