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1 ECO - CHARADES Play the Game Learn the Gestures How to Play

2 What is Charades? Charades is a game of pantomimes: you have to "act out" a phrase without speaking, while the other members of your team try to guess what the phrase is. The objective is for your team to guess the phrase as quickly as possible. Note: You can use sounds but strictly no words. Next page

3 Preparation: Select a neutral timekeeper, or pick members from each team to take turns. Agree on how many rounds to play. Review the gestures and hand signals and invent any others you deem appropriate. You will need: - a stopwatch or other timing device - a notepad and pencil for scorekeeping or an extremely good memory!! Next page

4 To Play: Each round of the game proceeds as follows: A player from Team A reviews the word on the screen, the timekeeper for team B notes the time and tells the player to start. Team A then has two minutes to guess the phrase. If they figure it out, the timekeeper records how long it took. If they do not figure it out in two minutes, the timekeeper announces that the time is up, and records a time of two minutes. Next, Team B reviews the word on the screen, and the play proceeds as above. Normally the game continues until every player has had a chance to "act out" a phrase. The score for each team is the total time that the team needed for all of the rounds. The team with the smallest score wins the game. There are 30 words to act out! Back to main menu

5 Gestures To act out a phrase, one usually starts by indicating what category the phrase is in, and how many words are in the phrase. From then on, the usual procedure is to act out the words one at a time (although not necessarily in the order that they appear in the phrase). In some cases, however, it may make more sense to try to act out the "entire concept" of the phrase at once. To Indicate Categories: Book title - Unfold your hands as if they were a book. Movie title - Pretend to crank an old-fashioned movie camera. Song title - Pretend to sing. Famous Person – Stroke your chin and pout like a model. Quote or Phrase - Make quotation marks in the air with your fingers. Next page

6 To Indicate Other Things: Number of words in the title - Hold up the number of fingers. Which word you're working on - Hold up the number of fingers again. Number of syllables in the word - Lay the number of fingers on your arm. Which syllable you're working on - Lay the number of fingers on your arm again. Length of word - Make a "little" or "big" sign as if you were measuring a fish. "On the nose" (i.e., someone has made a correct guess): point at your nose with one hand, while pointing at the person with your other hand. "Sounds like" - Cup one hand behind an ear "Plural" - link your little fingers. A letter of the alphabet - move your hand in a chopping motion toward your arm (near the top of your forearm if the letter is near the beginning of the alphabet, and near the bottom of your arm if the letter is near the end of the alphabet). Back to main menu

7 Renewable Energy Capable of being renewed. (of energy or its source) Not permanently depleted when used. Next word

8 Global Warming The gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere due to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Next word

9 Slow Cooker A form of slow cooking. A cotton bag filled with polystyrene balls to retain heat. You place your pot inside, leave it for 15 minutes. The food cooks slowly and retains all nutrients within the food. Next word

10 Climate Change Long-term, significant change in the climate of an area or of the earth, usually seen as resulting from human activity. Often used as a synonym for global warming.

11 Next word Boiling Point A book written by Leonie Joubert about the impact on communities as the climate is changing in South Africa.

12 Next word Worm Bin Vermicompost is the product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms creating the heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and pure vermicast produced during the course of normal vermiculture operations.

13 Next word. Carbon Footprint The amount of carbon dioxide emitted due to the the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.

14 Next word Ozone Layer A layer in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of about 10 km (6.2 miles) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun.

15 Next word 11 th Hour The 11th Hour is a 2007 feature film documentary, created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, on the state of the natural environment.

16 Next word Vegetarian A person who does not eat meat or fish.

17 Next word Greenwashing Disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image.

18 Next word Tread Lightly Phrase used by Project 90 by 2030 to describe cutting carbon.

19 Next word Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor come Politician. He is currently the governor of California and has focussed on reducing the his states' carbon emissions. On September 27, 2006 Schwarzenegger signed a bill creating the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions

20 Next word Fossil Fuels A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.

21 Next word Earth Song A song written and composed by Michael Jackson on the 1995 HIStory album.

22 Next word Consumerism Consumerism a social and economic order that's based on the systematic creation and fostering of a desire to purchase commodity goods in ever greater amounts.

23 Next word Solar Water Heater A device attached to the roof of a house that uses the sun's energy to heat up water.

24 Back to Select a word Next word Electric Car A form of transport that uses on electricity not petrol. One of the first electric cars date back to 1844.

25 Next word Recycling To convert waste into reusable material.

26 Next Word Carbon Dioxide A colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.

27 Next Word Methane Gas A colorless, odorless flammable gas that is the main constituent of natural gas. It is the simplest member of the alkane series of hydrocarbons.

28 Next Word Carbon Trading It is one of the ways countries can meet their obligations under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions in an attempt to mitigate global warming.

29 Next Word Food security Food security refers to the availability of food and one's access to it. A household is considered food secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear or starvation.

30 Next Word Hydro Power Hydropower, hydraulic power or water power is power that is derived from the force or energy of moving water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.

31 Next Word Flood An overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines, esp. over what is normally dry land

32 Next Word Home A 2009 documentary movie by Yann Arthus Bertrand. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.

33 Next Word Tipping Point A climate tipping point is a point when global climate changes from one stable state to another stable state, in a similar manner to a wine glass tipping over. After the tipping point has been passed, a transition to a new state occurs.

34 Next Word Carbon Sink A carbon sink is a natural or manmade reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon- containing chemical compound for an indefinite period.

35 Next Word An Inconvenient Truth Documentary movie about former United States Vice President Al Gore and his work to educate citizens about global warming.

36 Next Word Landfill A landfill, also known as a dump or rubbish dump (and historically as a midden), is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment.

37 Back to main menu You’ve completed all 30 words! Thank you for playing Eco-Charades. Maybe you can think of your own words the next time you play?


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