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Using Inquiry to Promote Thinking Critically: Asking Purposeful Questions

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[CLICK 2 SCIENCE pd] [Using Inquiry to Promote Thinking Critically: Asking Purposeful Questions] >> You're all done? Okay. Well, then I am probably going to have you guys practice. I kind of want to see how you guys are going to present this, okay? All right, so I'm walking up. Whoa, what is this? Can you tell me about this? >> This is about Australia Facts. This is my facts. >> Using inquiry as a tool to promote critical thinking is intentional and involves listening and allowing you to reflect in process. Listen, as Kevin guides you through the game they developed using inquiry, while encouraging them to think critically about their project. Pay special attention to the strategy of layering the questions, repeating back what you've said and building to create deeper understanding. >> What are some of your facts? >> On, like, grasslands is the kangaroo. They have pouches. They're, um, they herbivores. >> Herbivores, okay. What does that mean? >> That means that they eat grass and that's all. >> Awesome. Good job. How about this one over here? >> This one is a little game about what the Australian slang, they use the words. >> Slang? What does slang mean? >> Um, words they use instead of other words that we use. >> Oh, excellent definition. Love it. What should I do for this game? >> You have to connect, you have to connect the words the words that mean... >> Okay. >> It's right here, you connect the words to the other words. >> Okay. So I'll pick Billy and I think that means chicken. Is all right? >> No. >> No? What does Billy mean? >> It can be used to boil tea. >> Something to boil tea? Oh, my goodness. All right, guys, great job. Now, just a few tips, okay. Some things you guys did really, really well. I love the way you guys chimed up really quick, especially you, Phillip, you jumped right on that and Carmen, you helped to support his answers. Make sure you guys are speaking to us, not always the poster, okay, that's one thing. But other than that, you guys pointed out your information, amazing. You connected them, you used the pictures, you read the words. I'm really proud of you guys, that was really, really good. They look dangerous. Why do they look like dangerous? >> Because of the teeth. >> Because of the teeth? So what would that make them, like, they would eat berries with those teeth? >> No, they'd eat a meat. >> They'd eat meat? So what kind of animal diet would that be? >> Carnivore. >> Carnivore. Good. Because 'carn,' you know 'carn' is if we broke it down? >> Meat. >> Meat. Good. Carn means meat. How about Herb, what's the herb? >> Herb, plant. >> Herb Yeah, kind of like you know, you use in cooking, the little plants, right? All right. On your poster, what are some things you really, really like that you did? What you think is really good? >> I like the idea to make this game. >> So, the game idea? >> Yeah. >> What about the game makes it fun, do you think? >> Well, it's just fun to guess words you know, and match the together, I mean like when you don't know the language. >> Yeah, so... >> Easier to think. >> Awesome. So you're learning a new language. It's kind of seems fun. Awesome! How about you, what's your favorite part of the poster? >> My favorite part is like I glued this picture and it helps me how it looks like in how it is? >> So it helps you refer back to your pictures and helps you remember information? >> Yep. >> Awesome. [CLICK 2 SCIENCE pd] [Using Inquiry to Promote Thinking Critically: Asking Purposeful Questions] [Filmed in collaboration with: OMAHA'S HENRY DOORLY ZOO & AQUARIUM]

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Posted by: click2science on Mar 23, 2016

Using inquiry as a tool to promote critical thinking is intentional and involves listening and allowing youth to reflect and process. Listen as Kevin guides youth through the game they developed using inquiry, while encouraging them to think critically about their project. Pay special attention to the strategy of layering the questions to promote deeper understanding.

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