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Probing Curiosity

by Unknown User on 2018-05-07T16:40:52-04:00 | 0 Comments


Students will reflect on curiosity by outlining the process they took to learn more about a topic.

Activity Time:

15-25 Minutes

Learning Goals: 

Students will be introduced to the role of curiosity and inquiry in research.

Description/Lesson Plan:

  • Show The Best Kind of Research is Curiosity Driven Research video: 
  • Ask students to identify and think about a time when they were curious enough about something to learn more.  Have each student write down the following:
    • The topic or thing they were curious about
    • What prompted their curiosity
    • The steps they took to learn about that topic (Did they start with a question they wanted answered?)
    • How they felt after learning more (What was the impact of learning more?)
  • Ask several students to share their responses with the class. 
  • Prompt the students to write a short reflection on 1) the role of curiosity in research and 2) how they could apply what they learned about their own curiosity and process to research for coursework.

Resources and Attachments: 

Teaching Tips: 

This could be assigned as homework or as an online discussion.  Encourage students to think beyond the realm of their academic environment (What hobbies, sports, likes, etc are of interest to them?).  Consider sharing your own curiosity story. 

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