Olympics Trivia Game Offers Fun, Free, Educational Activity for Students of All Ages

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Go for the Gold in Trivia! Connections Academy’s Olympics Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge Offers Educational Challenge, Friendly Competition for Families and Friends

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Olympics trivia online for students of all ages from Connections Academy virtual schools

We created the Connections Academy Olympics Quiz Bowl Challenge to tap into children’s natural excitement for the Olympics – and to provide an educational activity that also entertains.

Educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun, free, online Olympics-themed trivia game that celebrates and helps build enthusiasm for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games that begin on July 27. Students of all ages – and their parents – can play the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge, Summer Olympics Edition, and then challenge their friends. The new Trivia Challenge is available to the public and is inspired by Connections Academy’s year-long Quiz Bowl Challenge – a popular activity designed to educate and recognize Connections Academy students during the school year and one of the many clubs and activities students at the virtual school enjoy.

Featuring twenty trivia questions of varying degrees of difficulty, the Quiz Bowl Challenge promotes lively and educational discussion between parents, students, and friends of all ages. Students and their families can “play” online, or download a printable version for use in the car, at parties, or over dinner, by visiting http://www.connectionsacademy.com/quiz

Director for Instruction at Connections Academy, Dr. Marcie Zisow, said, “We created the Connections Academy Olympics Quiz Bowl Challenge to tap into children’s natural excitement for the Olympics – and to provide an educational activity that also entertains. Families can take the challenge together, giving parents a chance to spend time with their child while promoting learning in the home. And a quiz game does a lot more than just test knowledge – it builds essential skills such as reasoning and problem solving – if you don’t know an answer, do some research to find out. When played as a group, quiz games contribute to social abilities such as taking turns and waiting, as well as verbal communication when discussing an answer.”


1.    Michael Phelps broke what American athlete’s medal record for swimming?

A.    Mark Spitz
B.    Matt Biondi
C.    Jonny Weissmuller
D.    Ed Moses

2.    Noted track and field star, Carl Lewis competed in ______ Summer Olympic Games.

A.    2
B.    3
C.    4
D.    5

3.    The triathlon consists of all of the following events except
A.    running
B.    swimming
C.    biking
D.    shooting

Answers: 1 – A, 2 – C, 3 – D

To take the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Challenge or to download the complete list of questions, visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/quiz

Connections Academy is a leading national provider of high-quality, tuition-free, highly accountable virtual public schools. Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, Connections Academy schools meet the needs of students and families who are looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom – those who need a flexible schedule, learn at a different pace from their peers, are looking for a different learning environment or need more individualized attention. In fact, many students, who are also competitive athletes, attend Connections Academy schools so they may pursue their Olympic dreams as online school offers the flexibility these students require to juggle training and a high-quality education.

Delivering personalized education, Connections Academy’s program combines strong parental involvement, support from state-certified teachers, the accountability of public education and the flexibility of online learning. Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is going on now for most schools. For more information on Connections Academy, visit http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Producer’s Note for TV and Radio:
Fun interaction opportunity: Friendly competition between hosts/ DJs and Connections Academy teachers; great for on-air contests.

About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. In the 2012–13 school year, Connections Academy will serve students in 22 states via 24 virtual public schools. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, National Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).

Allison Bazin
(609) 247-0275

Rachel Konopacki
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