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What if? questions

Posing a hypothetical question gets the children thinking and reasoning without the worry of not knowing the answer. There could be many different and valid answers. These type of questions require deep and profound thinking.

What if…? questions can lead to stimulating discussions, debate and reasoned arguments.

Photo of the moon in the night sky

Discuss

What if there was no night?

In the discussion below post your responses to the What If? question. Look at others contributions, do you agree with what they have said? Can you respond to their comments?

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Teaching Primary Science: Getting Started

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