Curiosity motivates to learn and it helps to remember information. Teachers often acknowledge the importance to stimulate curiosity of the students, yet find it hard to bring this into practice. The didactics of inquiry-based learning can be a useful way to elicit curiosity in students as their own questions form a central component in this approach.
In the booklet we offer seven short activities that teachers can use to stimulate curiosity among their students. We use examples from the four themes that are discussed in the book ‘Scientific breakthroughs in the classroom!’. Yet, the activities are compatible with a wide variety of themes so can also be applied during other projects related to inquiry-based learning. The activities can be used in all grades of primary school; the examples are suitable for children aged ten to twelve.
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The poster examples form the booklet can be downloaded using the links below: