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Questioning Strategies

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Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding For Students
Strategic Science Teaching © 2012 Los Angeles County Office of Education Used with Permission from the Los Angeles County Office of Education http://sst.lacoe.edu

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What year did Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon?

What did Neil Armstrong say when he set foot on the moon? .B.

Why did America want to land on the moon? .C.

D. How would your life be different if Neil Armstrong had not set foot on the moon? .

Neil Armstrong Sets Foot on the Moon   How much time did you spend thinking about each question? What is the relationship between the question and time spent thinking? .

Levels of Questions: complete count define list locate name recite select tell INPUT identify observe describe match .

Levels of Questions: analyze explain sequence compare analogy summarize estimate experiment separate PROCESS arrange group report combine invent classify infer relationship construct distinguish produce plan use cause/effect contrast organize write synthesize show .

Levels of Questions: apply principle expand extrapolate project discuss evaluate OUTPUT build model judge choose speculate predict create forecast decide generalize recommend hypothesize imagine .

How .Factoid Thinking .What .What generalizations can you make about the uses of each type of question? INPUT PROCES Levels of Questions Recall .Apply Principle .Expand .Interpret S OUTPU T Justify .

record questions asked by interviewer on the left side of your paper and student responses on the right side . make a T-chart.ACTIVITY Private Universe While viewing Private Universe.

Discuss student response to each question.Private Universe Identify the level of questions asked by the Interviewer. .

 What does this feel like?  Give us information about its shape/size.OBSERVING  Tell Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes us what you see.  What characteristics seem to be predominant? .  What do you hear?  Point out the properties that you observe.

 Write up your experiments so it can be replicated by someone else.  Plot the data you gathered on a graph.COMMUNICATING  What Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes do you see?  Draw a picture of what you see through the microscope. .  Make a histogram of the number of raisins in slices of raisin bread.

 What is larger/smaller (louder/softer. smoother/rougher. wetter/dryer)? .COMPARING  How Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes are these alike?  How are these different?  Compare these on the basis of similarities and differences.

last?  What is the range in the data you gathered?  In what order did these events take place?  Where in the order would you place these (for inserting in a range)?  Give evidence of when the pattern repeats itself. . second.ORDERING  Which Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes came first.

 What is another way in which these minerals can be categorized?  Identify several characteristics you used to classify these rocks?  What grouping best reflects the evolutionary history of these animals? .CLASSIFYING  On Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes what basis would you group these objects?  Put together all those that you think belong together.

 What is the relationship between the coloration of an animal.  State a hypothesis so that it is testable.RELATING  What Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes factors caused the evenet to take place?  Explain why this is a good or inadequate experimenetal design. . its environment. and its predators?  Using this line graph. tell the relationship between distance and time.

INFERRING  What Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes can you infer from these data?  What arguments can you give to support your prediction?  Explain how we know about quasars.  Under what conditions are we able to extrapolate or interpolate from data?  How would you determine how many frogs live in a pond? .

 What political points of view must be considered if we are to protect the migration flight paths of birds over several countries?  What factors must be weighed if experimentation on animals is to take place?  How did different lines of evidence confirm a theory of continental drift? .APPLYING  See Questions that Facilitate The Science Thinking Processes who can invent a glider that will stay aloft the longest time.  Design a way to keep an ice cube on your desk all day without melting.

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