Teaching the Scientific Method: Questioning

In the previous post, we established the first step of the Scientific Method: Observation. Now let’s go over what follows next. Questions are what drive us to learn more about the world. Through asking questions we are led to new ideas and new solutions for complex problems. Questioning is at the heart of science.

Nightmare Before Christmas

Curiosity is the engine of all scientific discovery. It is our desire to know more about a subject that leads us into experimentation. In this clip, Jack Skellington’s curiosity about Christmas pushes him to learn more about it. He decides to use the Scientific Method to answer his questions. All of his research and experimentation began with him asking himself, “What is Christmas?” 

Questions should always be encouraged because they lead us to new discoveries which expand our knowledge.

The Berenstain Bears

Asking questions can also help you solve problems as well. In this clip, Brother and Sister ask questions about the environment which helps them learn about recycling and the trash problem in their community. By asking questions they discovered a problem that they can work at fixing.

Asking questions about what we don’t yet know pushes us forward every day. Stay tuned for our future articles about the other steps of the Scientific Method:

At ClassHook, we have many other videos from movies and TV shows that exemplify the Scientific Method at work. Check out more of them here.

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