Earth Day Trivia Game is a Fun, Free, Educational Activity for Students of All Ages

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Virtual school, Connections Academy, offers an online quiz game to celebrate Earth Day. Featuring questions about the environment, it's an entertaining and educational Earth Day activity for families and a resource for teachers

The new Earth Day Trivia Game from leading virtual school Connections Academy is an educational and free online activity. Learn about Connections Academy:

In addition to the online Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge, there is a PDF version available for download - it is a great take-along activity and a handy teacher resource for Earth Day lessons.

Connections Academy, a leading virtual public school, announced today the release of its latest Quiz Bowl Challenge - a special Earth Day 2009 edition to recognize Earth Day on April 22, 2009. The timely educational activity is packed with trivia about the environment and is available for free to the public at . The Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge is available as an online game and a downloadable PDF.

"More than ever, students and their families are taking part in Earth Day events at school, in their communities and at home. Our special Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge is an engaging and educational complement to Earth Day activities and we are pleased to offer the trivia game to the public," commented Adrian Alleyne, Senior Manager for Curriculum Development for Connections Academy. "In addition to the online Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge, there is a PDF version available for download - it is a great take-along activity and a handy teacher resource for Earth Day lessons."

Connections Academy schools across the country are taking part in Earth Day activities including planting trees in Arizona and hosting a recycled art festival in Pennsylvania. The Connections Academy Quiz Bowl is a favorite of Connections Academy students and one of the many activities the school offers students enrolled in the innovative virtual public school. Other popular clubs and activities include the chess club, debate club, the Pens & Lens literary publication, Science in the Kitchen, and many more.

Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge - Sample Questions:

1. You should always be careful when throwing away which of the following materials?
a. glass
b. chemicals
c. metal
d. all of the above (answer)

2. Of all the gas that causes acid rain, 2/3 of it comes from power plants using
a. water
b. nuclear materials
c. fossil fuels (answer)
d. plants

3. How much of the earth's surface is covered in water?
a. about 55%
b. about 65%
c. about 75% (answer)
d. about 85%

Connections Academy is a leading national operator of high-quality, tuition-free, highly accountable virtual public schools. Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the virtual school program serves a wide range of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom; students who benefit from highly individualized instruction; or who want a flexible school schedule. The school also appeals to previously home-schooled students and students who, for a variety of reasons, are better served outside the traditional classroom.

Connections Academy virtual public schools combine state-certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, unique technology tools, an extensive selection of clubs and community experiences to create an individualized alternative to the bricks-and-mortar classroom.

Enrollment in Connections Academy for the 2009-2010 school year is going on now. Families interested in free online school with some similarities to home schooling, but with the support of state-certified teachers and the accountability of public education are encouraged to learn more at .

About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading national provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual public schools in fourteen states operated in partnership with charter schools, school districts, and state departments of education. Connections Academy schools deliver top quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences to create a supportive and successful environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. In Connections Academy's Personalized Performance Learning® approach, students use daily lesson plans and curriculum materials provided by Connections Academy. Teachers develop a learning plan for each student, utilizing a proprietary, web-based Learning Management System to deliver, track, and administer the learning. In 2008-09 Connections Academy serves students in Arizona, California (Southern and Central), Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri (through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program), Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some schools do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit .

Allison Bazin
Connections Academy Public Relations
(609) 247-0275


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