Video: Game to play at home - The Why Chain

Here's the first in a series of short games for you to play at home with a brother, sister or grown-up.

We hope you enjoy playing it and leave a comment to let us know how it went!

The 'Why Chain' is particularly good for developing your reasoning - because it causes you to think deeper about why you believe something, and not just leave it at one answer. You are also speaking up for yourself!

Reasoning for competitions

Speaking Up for competitions

Comments (4)

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School
    08 Apr 2020

    This is a really good game and I am actually glad that you recommended this because like you said, it is developing our reasoning and speaking up which will work ourselves towards more stars! I am going to play it with my older brother and the subject is going to be about how we need to band television and use our time reading instead! I have thought of a few speeches and then I will get back to you on how it went, bye!

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    12 Apr 2020

    Thank you, Tom and Olivia. This game is entertaining, educational and enthralling! I and my sibling experimented the game and here is the aftermath of that, which additionally includes dialogue to make the experience more realistic and detailed:

    (Please bear in mind that the names are fake.)

    Me: 'Hey, Alex! I think that surgical masks should be made out of a different material.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'Well, I speak in this perspective, because many surgical masks are made out a material called "polypropylene", which is a plastic, and many plastics are bad.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'Not only do plastics produce pollution consisting of fumes such as "sulfur dioxide" and "dioxins", which cause stress on the human body's immune system. These organs are very vital at this unprecedented occurrence of coronavirus or covid-19.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'Alex, our immune system is what fights off all bacteria. Without it, a stomach bug would seem like a plague! Plus, illnesses would double, which would be putting more strain on the already overwhelmed NHS.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'Well, the NHS is like a lifeline to us. It is the only convenient place we can turn to when our health deteriorated. Since there are only 1.5 million people who work in the NHS and there is another 63.9 million of us to take care of, worldwide illnesses like covid-19 would cause too many people going in too little hospitals, which would make some hospitals overwhelmed. This would mean more surgical masks would have to be worn as the virus can spread easily and more people would need to be treated. This would probably increase the number of surgeries that are held by the NHS within a year, meaning more pollution would be emitted into the air, which would be another health threat on its own. I say this because it can make people develop health conditions such as asthma attacks and lung cancer. This is why I think surgical masks should be made out of a new source.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'First of all, surgical masks do NOT block minuscule particles that may have been produced by a cough or sneeze, meaning it is quite useless to fight off covid-19. Therefore, I think that the material should be eco-friendly and be able to fight off all infections either big or small.'

    Alex: 'Why?'

    Me: 'Well, our environment is important, because it would affect us also, including innocent and vulnerable people. It simultaneously has to be able to fight most sicknesses or it would be the same as a surgical mask and would be a waste of energy, supplies and time. This is why it has brought me to the conclusion that cloth should be the new material used in surgical masks. Cloth comes from plants instead of animals. This is good for the environment as their chances of surviving increases, which means more food and plants will grow. The material cloth is quite thick, therefore it is more likely to be able to fight any germs contracted from a cough or sneeze.'


    Thank you for reading.

    By memorable_orchard.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 14 Apr 2020

      We're pleased you enjoyed it! Perhaps you should play again and swap roles this time - give it a go!

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