It is based around 44 questions that elicit amazing facts about the world around us.
1. Write, "Did you know ......?" on the board. Make a few statements about the world around us that will surprise students. ex. "Did you know that 70% of all fresh water is in Canada?"
Ask students if they can come up with their own - "Did you know ...?" statements. Ask them to share theirs.
2. Give out the handout and in groups, students brainstorm and try to fill in the blanks with the correct answers. To make things more interactive, give some groups the first sheet and others the second (so they'll have to listen to each other later on). Set a time limit for this activity of 10 - 15 minutes. Alternatively, you could just play the powerpoint with the questions and prompt students as a whole group.
3. Play the video or powerpoint, pausing before each question and asking what students think the answer is. Show the correct answer. They'll be amazed! Keep going over the answers but pausing for discussion as necessary.
1. Ask students to use their laptops/tablets to research online and find other "Did you know ..." facts. The Guinness book of World Records is perfect for this. Have the students in small groups present them to the class.
2. Watch the iconic Did You Know video.
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