Science Jeopardy

The Charleston Museum’s mission is to educate Charleston area residents and visitors about the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through collections, exhibitions, preservation, conservation, research and related programming. While our exhibitions are closed, we are committed to this Mission as we join our fellow institutions around the world to bring our Collection, to you. Follow #MuseumFromHome to stay connected for content like this. We hope you’ll stop by the Museum when our exhibits reopen and expand your knowledge in our galleries with displays that just look better in person – like an 18 foot Giant Ground Sloth. Consider supporting our efforts with a donation to The Charleston Museum.

The Museum’s Curator of Natural History, Matthew Gibson, designed the following “Jeopardy” games based on a variety of lessons for children of all ages and grade levels. Inspired by lessons from the Museum’s Collections, these games can be used to enhance any child’s science lesson for the day. Played in teams or as a single match, you can search for other Jeopardy topics or make one of your own.

These games follow Jeopardy rules, and answers are in the form of a question.



Habitats for 100, Q: “Really cold environments are filled with this cool, white substance.”

A: “What is snow?”

(However, adapt the game as needed for younger players.)


General Science: 



Intro to Biology:

Cell Structure:

Cell Structure, Energy, and Reproduction:

Body Systems:


Genetics and Heredity:

DNA and RNA:


Be sure to stop by the Museum and explore our exhibits for other ways to use our Collections in any student’s education.

Want to make your own? Just go to and be sure to share your educational Jeopardy games with us on Twitter, @chasmuseum!