Igniting curiosity in young minds with the challenge flame

Sud, Reeteka (2016) Igniting curiosity in young minds with the challenge flame. i wonder.... pp. 95-96. ISSN 2582-1636

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Since it was started in 2012, the Flame Challenge has become an extraordinary learning experience for children, who are integral to the whole process — from submitting their questions to selecting winning entries to the challenge question. The question for each year’s challenge is picked from questions sent in by children themselves. There aren’t any restrictions on what can, and cannot be asked; the point after all is to stoke their curiosity. The organisers scan through all the questions submitted to identify a common theme. For instance, the question for the Flame Challenge in 2014, “What is colour?”, was selected based on student questions that year as — “Does everyone see colour the same?”; the classic “Why is the sky blue?”, and a variant of that, “Is my blue also their blue?”. Through the process of coming up with questions, kids have a chance to wonder, and express, what it is they want to know about the world around them.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sud, Reeteka
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Science education, Chemistry
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1260
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