“Thunks” are simple questions designed to promote deep thinking. They can be good fun to use as a warm-up exercise at the start of any lesson, but are particularly useful for priming students to explore a certain topic. Click here to visit the visit a website which posts a new thunk every day (and submit your response if you wish – see the screengrab below), or here to see a Thunks PowerPoint posted on the TES Resources website.


Other examples of Thunks:
What colour is Tuesday?
Is it more important to be honest or to be nice?
If you paint over a window, is it still a window?
If I composed a piece of music, but it was never played, is it still a piece music?


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