Questions about questions: different types of questions; open / closed questions? Sit the group in a circle and ask:
Where is the beginning / end of a circle? Ask the pupils if they can define a question. Can they imagine a question without a definite beginning or end? What words do we find at the beginning of questions? What goes at the end of a question? When do people ask questions? If you wanted to find an answer to any question how would you try to find out? Do we always get answers to our questions? Does anyone know all the answers to all questions? Does anyone have a question they have not got an answer to?
Give and discuss examples and how pupils might begin to answer these, using key words ultimate and non-ultimate.
Think of a question that no one will be able to answer and test the question on a friend. Does it meet the criteria? Can the answer be looked up or found somewhere? Has anyone come up with a question that is impossible to answer, or a question where people might disagree about the answer? Share these questions and discuss with the class. Have a quiz with 10 questions, some with set answers e.g. 2x3 =, What is the name of the river which flows through London? Some nonsense questions: What is the circle of the square behind? One or two that people might disagree about, such as What makes something beautiful?
Talk about the type / quality of the questions and which might be the most interesting to investigate