Think-Puzzle-Explore imageThe Think/Puzzle/Explore Activity helps students connect to prior knowledge, stimulates curiosity and lays the groundwork for independent inquiry. It involves posing the following three questions to students as you introduce a topic:

  • What do you think you know about this topic?
  • What questions or puzzles do you have?
  • How can you explore this topic?

You can give students a few moments to consider the lesson topic at hand then, work as a whole class or in small groups and brainstorm ideas in the three areas.