Asking Questions In Geography
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Asking Questions In Geography

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at asking questions aimed at finding simple information about one's locality. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

At school, you get asked lots of questions. Sometimes the answers are easy. Sometimes you have to go and find out the answers. Sometimes the teacher asks you to think of a question. In geography, to find information you need to ask questions. How do people live in different places and in different countries? What do different parts of the world look like? How do people travel about? Where are the world’s great oceans? This quiz is about finding answers to more simple questions. What questions would be good to ask about where you live, or your locality? How will you answer them?

All the children in Tom’s class speak English. The teacher asks Tom to find out about the other languages spoken by children in the class.

Tom has five best friends in the class. He asks them what languages they speak. Two of his best friends speak Polish and one speaks Urdu.

Tom tells his teacher: ‘Three children in our class speak English and another language.’

Why does the teacher not give Tom a gold star?
Because Tom asked his best friends
Because Tom has five best friends
Because Tom did not ask all the children in his class
Because Tom does not speak English
The more children Tom asks, the better his results will be
Ella is doing a project about getting to school. She does a survey of the children in her class. What should she ask?
Do you like school?
Who is your favourite teacher?
Which subject do you like best?
How do you get to school?
What sort of different ways can children get to school?
The teacher asks Lucy a question. Do we live in a hilly area?

Lucy isn’t sure. What should Lucy do to find out?
Go on the internet
Send a message to her friend in Australia
Look around her on her way home
Watch television
Do you live in a hilly area?
Natasha lives in London. Her teacher asks her how many people live in London.

Natasha goes to a website all about London. It has key facts about London. Which one will tell Natasha how many people live in London?
Time Zone
How many people live in London - what is the population of London?
Sam wants to find out about children’s diet. He decides to ask all the children in his class a question. What should he ask?
What do teachers eat at lunchtime?
What do you eat at lunchtime?
When is lunchtime?
Where do you eat your lunch?
What do you eat at lunchtime?
Hannah wants to find out where people shop in her town. She asks her Mum and Dad, all her Aunties and Uncles, and her Grandmas. Which one of these questions does she ask?
Do you go shopping?
How often do you go shopping?
What do you buy?
Where do you go shopping?
Who would you ask in your family?
Alice travels on a school bus. She wants to find out how many children use the school bus. What should she do?
Count all the children in her class
Count the number of mums and dads waiting at the school gate
Count the number of buses that go past the school
Count the number of children on the school bus
Do you know any children who get to school by bus?
Connor wants to find out where people go on holiday. He writes a survey. Which one of these is a question in Connor’s survey?
When do you go on holiday?
How long do you stay on holiday?
Where do you go on holiday?
How much does your holiday cost?
Where did you go on holiday last year?
Sarah wants to find out about the weather in her area. Which one of these questions could help her find out?
What is a high wind?
What is the temperature today in New York?
How often does it rain here?
What do you wear when it is cold?
Sarah could keep a weather diary
Sunil is doing a project about where children in his school live. Which one of these is a question Sunil could ask?
Do you live in a flat?
Do you go swimming?
Where is the nearest shop?
Does your Mum bring you to school?
What other questions should Sunil ask?
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Fieldwork

Author:  David Bland

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