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Earth Day trivia game for students of all ages

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  • Sue Kern-Fleischer/Olson Communications

Earth Day

Educators at Arizona Connections Academy, an online K-12 public school, are offering families a fun, free online Earth Day-themed trivia game that recognizes and helps build enthusiasm for Earth Day on April 22, 2014—an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection and raise awareness about issues impacting the Earth.

Students of all ages—and their parents—can play the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Earth Day Edition and then challenge their friends.

Earth Day trivia game for students of all ages quizbowl-earthday-2014InsideThe 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.

In addition to participating in the newest Earth Day Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge, Connections Academy-supported schools across the nation will be participating in Earth Day events, activities and lessons to help educate students and raise awareness about the environment.

Featuring 20 trivia questions of varying degrees of difficulty, the Quiz Bowl Challenge promotes lively and educational discussion between parents, students, and friends of all ages.

The Quiz also serves as a resource and discussion-starter for teachers looking to incorporate Earth Day in lessons. Students and their families can “play” online, or download a printable version for use in the car, at parties, or over dinner, by visiting

1. Trees help the environment, and help us breathe, by producing _________________.
A. Oxygen
B. Carbon Dioxide
C. Water
D. Helium

2. The most commonly recycled material in the United States is ______________.
A. grass trimmings
B. food waste
C. metal
D. paper and paper products

3. What are some ways to help reduce air pollution?
A. carpool with others
B. use public transportation
C. ride your bike
D. all of the above

Answers: 1 – (A) Oxygen, 2 – (D) paper and paper products, 3 – (D) all of the above

To take the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Challenge or to download the complete list of questions, visit

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-supported schools are designed to meet the needs of students and families who are looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom—students 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.

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 2014-15 school year is officially open for Arizona Connections Academy. For more information, visit or call (800) 382–6010.

About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited 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. Among the schools supported by Connections in the 2013–14 school year are 32 Connections Academy virtual (online) public schools and Nexus Academy blended schools that operate in 23 states and expect to serve more than 45,000 students from across the U.S.

It serves students worldwide through the online private school, International 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 Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).