There is no shortage of great pedagogical tools available, but many require considerable investment of time and effort (and oftentimes money and equipment), which can be a significant barrier for already time-poor teachers. Wonder Questions is a pedagogical tool that is simple, flexible, and pedagogically powerful in three ways: 1) it supports and stimulates student learning, 2) it models scientists’ behavior, and 3) it can be a powerful motivator for students and teachers alike. In short, Wonder Questions is a task that requires students to produce a question as opposed to an answer. It can be posed in the following way: “Write a Wonder Question. A Wonder Question is something you wonder about after having done the pre-work that is related to it but not necessarily covered by it.” Note that “Wonder Questions” refers to the pedagogical tool, whereas “Wonder Questions” refers to a set of actual student questions.

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