Age 10, group or independent
45 minutes, indoors or outdoors
Evaluate nutrients in seafood that are necessary for good health and growth.
Building block (an oversized di made of cardboard with sides marked "protein", "carbohydrate", "mineral", "vitamin", "fat" and "water").
question and answer sheets
game directions (see below)
Duplicate the building block and question & answer sheets.
Assemble the building block.
Divide group into two teams.
Select a reader for each team to read questions and determine correct
Select a scorekeeper on each team.
Read directions to the group.
Play the building block game.
Declare a winning team.
Review the correct answers.
Play the game with another group of team members next week.
Compare the results and scores.
Building Blocks Game Directions
Each side of the block names a major nutrient that we need to grow and be healthy.
Team members take turns rolling the building block.
The leader uses the Question & Answer Sheet to ask the individual who rolled the block a question related to the word that comes up on the block.
If the question is answered correctly, that person's team receives one point and another team member rolls the block.
If the question is answered incorrectly, the other team rolls the block and has an opportunity to answer a question.
The game continues until all the questions have been answered correctly.
If all questions for a particular word have been asked and correctly answered, roll the block again to get a different word.