Millionaire is a review game for
the light section of the Waves, Sound and Light unit. The topics covered
include: waveforms, measures of a wave, interference, reflection, standing
waves, refraction, diffraction, Doppler shift, bow/shock waves, sound
transmission, wave speed, loudness and pitch, resonance, beats, electromagnetic
spectrum, speed of light, luminous bodies, transparent materials, color,
pigments, shadows, polarization, mirrors, images, lenses, and the eyeball. This game should be used to help
students prepare for the unit exam.
This game should take about 30
minutes to complete.
The objective of
this game is to review the topics covered during the light section of the Waves,
Sound and Light unit in a fun/interactive environment.
What are the more important topics
covered during the unit and what type of questions will be on the unit exam?
Students will need pens. Photocopy enough games sheets for the
entire class, with one for each game group in a different color. The colored sheet will be the “Official
Game Sheet”. The different color
is not required; one group member could also label their normal game sheet as
Here are the rules of the game:
Millionaire is open binder for one group member. In my class, each student has an
assigned role (captain, record keeper, scientist, or supply sergeant), so I
have a dice that I role to decide who’s binder will be chosen.
Students take turns bringing up the answers. If they come up
out of order they earn a penalty lap. I have the student who came up out of order take the official game sheet
and either do a slow walk around the perimeter of the class room or send them
to a specific point outside of the room. The penalty lap is silent.
When students come up to present an answer, give them a
sub-question about the topic. Don’t check off the question until the question and sub-questions are
answered correctly. If they get
either wrong, send them back to their group to sort out the correct
answer. This is an effort to
make sure that each group member understands the material and are not just
Groups get three total Life Lines
for both millions. When I help with a life line, I don’t
give the answer, but will explain how to get it in detail.
I typically give points for the top three placing groups and
points for the group that works best together. The group that works the best together can be decided by the
least number of penalty laps, and/or the least number of send backs for not
understanding the question.
Students will complete questions
throughout the game and receive immediate feedback on its correctness.
The answer key is here: http://library.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_mackzoore/LightMillionaireAnswerKey