Ask Questions micro-lesson
Do you struggle with balancing your kids’ screen time with their education? Say hello to 1Question, the app that solves this problem with a fun twist! Our app lets your child earn screen time minutes in their favourite apps by watching educational videos and correctly answering quiz questions. And the best part? You get to decide which apps to lock behind learning using 1Question.
Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.
To be a scientist, you need to be able to ask questions. This is an essential part of the scientific process. Once we have thought about a scientific topic and what we do know, we are likely to have a bunch of questions about what we don't know. For example, here I have listed some questions I don't know about what plants need to grow. I've heard that plants grow better with music but I'm not sure if this is true or not. My question could therefore be, “Do plants grow better with music?” Firstly, I don't already know the answer. And secondly, it is possible to design an experiment to test this question. I can make my question even better by making it more specific. I could specify what type of plant, what aspect of growth I will measure, what type of music I will play, and how often. My question could therefore be, “Does 2 hours of lullaby music each day increase the germination rate of tomato seeds over a 10-day period?”
Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.
Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.
A scientific question should always be...1) specific.2) broad.3) short.4) about plants.
A scientist performs research to find out...1) a question they don't know the answer to.2) a question they know the answer to.3) something they know about plants.4) something they know about music.
I can make a scientific question about plant growth more specific by including...1) what type of plant I will do my experiment on.2) as many plants in the experiment as possible.3) a tomato plant in the experiment.4) as many words as I can in the question.
Scientists choose to do research based on questions...1) which it is possible to find an answer to.2) which it is not possible to find an answer to.3) which always involve chemicals.4) which are always easy for everyone to understand.
What can help us come up with scientific questions?1) Think about a scientific topic, what we already know, and what we don't know.2) Copy someone else's question.3) Always use the teachers ideas.4) We should not come up with our own scientific question.
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