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Day 4: Informal Assessment (Jeopardy style game)

Teacher Prep: Set up the game board before class. Hang them up on a corkboard or tape them up in an arrangement as shown below:

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22. The mixed groups can be the teams. Play and keep track of points. It is up to teacher discretion as to whether or not an incorrect guess means you subtract that amount of points. It tends to be less combative if there is little or no penalty for incorrect answers, and if teams take turns each time instead of the winning team getting to go a second time.

23. One alternative to ensure involvement and accountability is to give each student a blank game board (see student materials) and require that they write down answers for each question.

School/Community Extension

Students could present the information to a number of different audiences to raise awareness about brain disorders. This could be part of Brain Awareness Week. For more information on Brain Awareness Week, March 11-17, see:

Student Materials

Research Guidelines Sheet (separate file)