There is nothing that we can do on our own. If we have an idea, it came from another idea and that from a book, another person.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 states that there is nothing new under the sun therefore the sharing of ideas and working cooperatively is of great value especially in the field of science.
For our Jeopardy game, we played cooperatively. Each student is allowed to pick whichever question they desire and if they get the answer correct, they get the corresponding reward to that question. The rewards are then accumulated in a pile and then evenly dispersed at the end of class. The more questions the students know, the more reward. The quicker they are with the answers, the more questions can be asked and the potential for the reward is greater. When they work together, they can achieve more.
While I was setting up the Jeopardy board, the students had a few more minutes to study a few more questions.
The rewards that I chose for this game are
100 point questions receive a chocolate kiss
200 point questions receive a bite size Milky Way/Snickers/Three Musketeers
300 point questions receive Skittles
400 point questions receive Gummy LifeSavers
500 point questions received a Tootsie Roll Lollipop
My science class for Fourth Day Astronomy ready for their Final Jeopardy!