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Energopoly

How to play

Pupils can play in groups of two upwards (a group of four works well). Each pupil has a counter or playing piece and
rolls a dice in turn to decide how many spaces to move. If the player lands on a question the player to his left asks
the question from the appropriate card. The cards are varying difficulty and carry varying rewards for correct
answers and penalties for incorrect answers.

Yellow cards are the easiest and the player either moves one place forward or backwards.
Blue cards are the next hardest and the player either moves two places forward or two places backwards.
Red cards are the most difficult and the player either moves three places forward or three places backwards.
Finally orange cards are chance cards ( a mixture of red, yellow and blue) and the player either moves four places
forward or four places backwards.

Each player continues to roll the dice until they answer one question, if the answer they give moves to a roll again or
another question then they do not continue.

The game can be adapted to almost any topic and is also self differentiating, for example questions can be taken from
Key Stage 4 syllabus whereby blue questions are foundation, yellow questions are foundation/higher and red questions
are higher. Pupils can then be given the option of not answering red questions if they are foundation pupils or blue
questions if they are higher pupils. Ideal as a revision aid for any KS3 or KS4 topic.
ENERGOPOLY!
Roll again Blue Take a Red Go back Yellow Go Roll again Take a Red
question chance question three question forward chance question
spaces two
spaces
Go
forward Roll again
four
spaces
BLUE QUESTIONS YELLOW QUESTIONS
Go back
three
START spaces

Take a
chance

RED QUESTIONS CHANCE
Blue
FINISH question

Go
Red Go back Take a Yellow Blue forward Take a Go back Red Roll again
question
CHANCE ten chance question question two chance three question
CHANCE spaces spaces spaces
Q. Calculate the gravitational Q. What are the three ways
potential of a chair of weight by which heat can be
200N which is 2 metres off transferred?
the ground.
A. Conduction, convection and
radiation.
A: 400 Joules

Q. Name a renewable energy Q. Name a nuclear fuel
resource that could be used
in Spain to produce
electricity
A. Uranium or plutionium
A. Solar power.

Q. Name a renewable fuel

A. Wood or biomass
CHANCE
Q. Name a disadvantage of Q. Name a renewable energy
wind power resource

A. It produces low power output A. Geothermal, wind, solar,
hydroelectricity, tidal or wave.

Q. What is power measured in? Q. Name a fossil fuel

A. Watts or kilowatts A. Coal, oil or gas

HARD Q. Why do metals conduct Q. which surface would emit
heat? and absorb the most
radiation?

A. Because of free electrons A. Dark matt surface
Q. Which type of thermal energy Q. Name the unit of electrical
transfer contains energy.
electromagnetic waves?

A. Infra-red radiation A. Kilowatt Hour

Q. If a light bulb transfers 100
Joules of energy but only 30 Q. Which type of fuel is the most
joules are light, how efficient is dangerous to use in a power
it? station?

A. 30% A. Nuclear, Plutonium or Uranium.

Q. Why do metals conduct Q. Which surface would emit
HARD heat? and absorb the most
radiation?

A. Because of free electrons A. Dark matt surfaces
Q. Which type of thermal energy Q. Name the unit of electrical
transfer contains electromagnetic energy.
waves?

A. Infra-red radiation A. Kilowatt hour

Q. If a light bulb transfers 100 Q. Which type of fuel is the
Joules of energy but only 30 most dangerous to use in a
Jules are light, how power station?
efficient is it?

A. Nuclear, Plutonium or
A. 30% Uranium

HARD Q. Which is the most effective Q. Name the wasted energy in a
way of reducing heat loss in motor car.
homes?

A. Loft insulation A. Sound and heat
Q. What is the unit of energy? Q What is the equation for power?
MEDIUM

A. Joules
A: Power = energy divided by time
Q. What is the energy transfer Q. Name something that
in a Hi-fi? changes electrical energy
into kinetic energy.

A. Electrical to Sound A. Washer, hoover, hairdryer
or lawnmower.

Q. Name two things that energy Q. How many electrical units
can be measured in. would a 1 kw hairdryer use in
30 minutes?

A. Joules and Kilowatt hours A. A half

MEDIUM Q. Name the three fossil fuels Q. What gas produces global
warming?

A. Coal, oil and gas A. Carbon dioxide
EASY
Q. What do we call fuels that Q. Name a renewable fuel
cannot be replaced?

A. Wood or biomass
A. Non-renewable

Q. Name a renewable energy Q. How would you reduce the
resource heat loss through walls?

A. Solar, wind, geothermal,
tidal, hydroelectricity A. Cavity wall insulation
or wave.

Q. What is energy measured in? Q. What does the electricity
board use to measure
energy?

A. Joules or kilojoules A. Kilowatt hours or Units
EASY. Q. Name something that Q. What is the energy transfer
produces light for a kettle?

A. Electrical to heat (+ sound)
A. Light bulb, lamp or the sun