These points are taken from a TED talk.
- Go beyond “what?” and ask “how?” and “why?”
- How do you know this?
- How do you feel about this?
- How do we solve this?
Example: Plant growth
- How do plants get food?
(They make their own food in leaves through photosynthesis)
Why do plants die?
(The air is poor quality. Not enough light. Not enough water.)
- How do you know that plants make their own food?
(The teacher told me. I have seen plants grow in water and in air. Own research on the internet. Talk to an expert)
- How do you feel about the pollution in the city?
(It’s bad. It’s getting worse. I wear a mask)
- What can we do to reduce pollution?
(Reduce cars. Ride in buses. Use more solar power. Grow more plants)
Example: Solar System – gravity
- How does the moon stay in the sky?
- How do you know gravity exists?
- What would it feel like if there was no gravity?
What problems might arise if there is no gravity?
- What do astronauts do to solve those problems?
(Drinks in bottles, exercise, suction toilets)