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Energy Jeopardy Game for the Classroom

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Most everyone has seen Jeopardy at one point or another. These computer-projected energy Jeopardy games are a nice way to invoke friendly competition while summarizing the concepts from the day's lesson. A player can choose to answer questions from topics such as "Watts Your Problem?", "Facts of Light", or "Gone Fission" to name a few.

These Energy Jeopardy Games were originally created1as an icebreaker and comprehension tool for a four-day teacher institute on energy literacy. The games were written utilizing a Jeopardy template that is available for free online for educational purposes2. But why read about it when you can play it with your classmates, friends, or family right now?!

To play this game, you must be running the Microsoft Windows operating system. Windows XP and later have built-in support for Zip archives, but if you are running an older version of Windows you may require a third-party unzip utility such as 7-Zip.

  1. Download the file
  2. Unzip the file into a directory of your choosing ("C:\Program Files" works well).
  3. Go into the energyjeopardy folder, and double-click "jeopardysetup.exe"
    • When running jeopardysetup.exe, make sure you select the correct folder to unpack the game to.
  4. Double-click the newly-created "jeopardy.exe" to launch the game
  5. Hover the mouse over the top of the game board to see menu selections
  6. Select a game to be played, and start the game!

Optional: Go to the Question Editor on the menu to make your own energy quiz.

1Nate Barlow, a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University and an NSF GK-12 Fellow
2"Stu's Double Jeopardy!",