Questions
During the unit, the students will ask many questions. Talk with the students about the many ways to find the answers including looking, asking and experiencing.
Discuss the people or places that might help them find out the answers to their questions. These may include teacher/librarian, expert, parents, Internet or books.
Discuss some of the questions students have. Collate into a table form then give them time to find out the answers.
During the course of your unit encourage students to add to the table.
Question Grid
What is? 
Where/when is? 
Which is? 
Who is? 
Why is? 
How is? 
What did? 
Where/when did? 
Which did? 
Who did? 
Why did? 
How did? 
What can? 
Where/when can? 
Which can? 
Who Can? 
Why can? 
How can? 
What would? 
Where/when could? 
Which could? 
Who would? 
Why would? 
How would? 
What will? 
Where/when will? 
Which will? 
Who will? 
Why will? 
How will? 
What might? 
Where/when might? 
Which might? 
Who might? 
Why might? 
How might? 
Explain that questions they ask can be answered in different ways. They could be answered by:
 Asking
 Looking/observing; or
 Experiencing.
Make a list of students' comments and questions. For example:
What we know 
What we're not sure about 
What we want to know 



Magic Circle
Place incomplete statements on cards and place them in a box:
• Climate change is
• Reducing climate change, benefits the
Students can sit in groups of 5 or 7 and take turns to select a card. Read these and ask students to discuss the statement in groups. Students report back some of the information gained.
(Adapted from Hill, S. Games that work cooperative Games and Activities for the Primary School Classroom , Eleanor Curtin, 1992).
