Fun revision quiz

I’m doing some spring-cleaning, so while it’s obviously the wrong time of the year for this, here is a nice idea for flipping the standard quiz format.

Give the answers to the quiz and tell the students to come up with the question.

I can’t remember where I stole these from, but they look like fun, particularly for Junior Cert students. It ticks lots of boxes; lateral thinking, group work where students work in pairs or small groups to argue over the correct question, etc.

Alternatively students could be asked to come up with their own answers (and questions) for a topic.

Anyway, we’ll try it next year and report back.

1. Iron, cobalt and nickel
Which elements are magnetic?
2. They repel each other
What do two north poles or two south poles do when they are near each other?
3. It lines up with the magnetic field
What does a magnetic compass do?
4. A region of space where a magnetic material experiences a force
What is a magnetic field?
5. Increasing the number of coils on an iron core
How could you increase the strength of an electromagnet?
6. Away from the north pole and towards the south pole
Which way does a compass needle point when near a magnet?
7. You end up with two smaller magnets
What happens when you break a magnet in half?