Program 24: The G3 Trivia Tournament

weird_inventionsbizarre_inventionsFor our final program before our special summer series of G3, I thought it would be a lot of fun to have our first ever G3 Trivia Tournament! And what better topic for our tournament than the bizarre and wacky inventions that people have created from the 1800s and on.  My sources for all questions were two wonderful books by Jim Murphy:  Baffling & Bizarre Inventions, and Weird & Wacky Inventions.  All G3 scientists broke into teams of their choice and selected a team name. Our G3 teams were:

TRACK A

Awesomes

Funny Pickle Unicorns

TRACK B

Smarty-Smarts

3,241

Sky Blues

Super Scientists

Smarter Than You

The Awesomes vs. Funny Pickle Unicorns

Awesomes vs. Funny Pickle Unicorns

3,241 and The Smarty-Smarts (2 of the 5 Track B teams)

3,241 and the Smarty-Smarts

The rules for the day were very simple. I showed all players a picture of an invention from one of the books, described it, and then gave 4 possible answers that identified what the invention was supposed to do. Each team then flashed a card that said either 1, 2, 3, or 4 to indicate their choice. My assistant Kaitlyn kept score. All players received a prize from the prize table in the end, though the first place team got first picks, then the second place team, etc.

Track A Champions (The Awesomes) at the prize table

Track A Champions (The Awesomes) at the prize table

In Track A, there was actually a tie! Our tie breaker was the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors. Each team chose a representative to play, and the best 2 out of 3 games took the title. The Track A champion was the Awesomes.

Track B Champions: The Smarty-Smarts!

Track B Champions: The Smarty-Smarts!

In Track B, it was a touch-and-go competition throughout the hour, with Smarty-Smarts, 3,241, and Smarter Than You battling fiercely for the top spot. In the end, the Track B champion was Smarty-Smarts.

Truly, every team was full of winners because all G3 scientists did a fantastic job!

Check back soon for information about our really awesome summer series of G3 programs for the month of July… :)

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