InterActions Board Game

The InterActions Board Game looks at the science in the lives of students in an eighth-grade InterActions class at Hertz Middle School, located somewhere in North America. The cards used in the game describe situations in the classroom, at home, and during students' free time. Some cards also ask science questions of the players directly.

InterActions Class at Hertz Middle School (plus a few friends)

InterActions Game Board

Small Image of Board Game

As a player, you need to answer a card question correctly before you can roll the die and move; you can answer up to three card questions correctly before your turn ends.  To win the game, you need to be the first player or team to reach the Finish Square.  Between two and four players or teams can play the InterActions Board Game.  Before you can play the InterActions Board Game, you need to finish Unit 2 Chapter 1.


The InterActions Game has four special types of squares, in addition to the Start and Finish squares.

InterActions Game cards

The InterActions Game has cards of four different colors. The color of the card you draw is determined by the color of the square you land on.  If you land on a green square, you draw a green card. After drawing the card, you read the question aloud, and then pass the card to the player or team to your right. You have around one minute to answer the question. The player to your right will tell you if you're correct or not.

When you first play the InterActions Game, the game includes 20 cards of each color.  As you complete more of InterActions, your teacher will add more cards to the game, until, after Unit 6 Chapter 2, the game will have 64 cards of each color. The colors of the cards correspond to the types of questions.

Sample image of a Red card

cards ask multiple-choice questions, just like those that you might see on tests.

Sample image of a Yellow card

cards ask players to identify one or more types of interactions between objects.


Sample image of a Blue card

card questions always have diagrams, and most ask about energy. You must answer a blue question before leaving Start.

Sample image of a Green card

cards ask open-ended questions like those you might see on tests.  Although the questions are tougher, many green cards allow you  extra moves!

For more information about the InterActions Board Game, see the Game Rules.  You also have the option of playing the game without the board, that is, using only the cards.