Day 3 of my Questioning Quest belongs to a question from 2 of my Robotics students this afternoon.
They had been developing their code, testing the robot and making adjustments to improve its performance. Next thing I see their Tank Robot from Mind Kits no longer has its tracks on it as they did their next round of testing.
Distracted from helping another group I walked over asking what was going on. Their reply stopped me in my tracks:
We were just wondering what would happen if we took off the tracks
I laughed and told them what a perfect reply it was, threw them a few more questions: What happened? Why do you think that happened? etc and then left them to their ponderings.
It did make me think though, when was the last time I wondered out loud in front of students to model my curiosity?
When was the last time you wondered with/in front of students?