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What is the Question? A Deep Thinking Activity


Instead of asking students to answer the question, turn it upside down and give students a prompt in the form of an answer, asking what the question could be.questions, This activity encourages divergent thought. It can be used to great effect both in the classroom and by parents at home.


Examples of what is the question? activities:

  • The answer is 187. What is the question?

  • The answer is air. What is the question?

  • The answer is star. What is the question?

  • The answer is Henry. What is the question?

  • The answer is coffee. What is the question?

  • The answer is The Pyramids. What is the question?

  • The answer is the Mexico. What is the question?

  • The answer is Shakespeare. What is the question?


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