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Science Fiction, Science Future Classroom Activity

Students can build on the question finding process they experience during a school excursion to Scitech's Science Fiction, Science Future exhibition.

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Our current feature exhibition for school excursions is Science Fiction, Science Future. In this, we explore how science and technology can change the course that our future takes, and how science fiction helps us to ask big questions about our future.

Our school program encourages students to ask the big questions about where the future of science and technology will take us. We use a Question Finding exercise that uses four rules for question finding (adapted from the Right Question Institute):

  1. Ask as many questions as you can.
  2. Do not stop to judge, discuss or answer questions.
  3. Write down questions as they are stated.
  4. Try changing statements into questions.

Before exploring the exhibition, students are asked to consider what questions they have about the what the world will be like in the year 2099.

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Learning objectives

Students can:

  • build on the question finding process they practiced at Scitech
  • use the ‘5 Whys’ technique to develop a final question they can investigate through a rich task
  • communicate their ideas back to the class.

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Lesson 1: Question finding

Complete an excursion to Scitech to do the Science Fiction, Science Future question finding activity.

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