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1. did the when think headline? read you What you

2. word when are your hear What 'earth'? images the mind you in

3. metals? know rare-earth about What do you

4. in under stuff or be might What the useful other oceans?

5. materials be making with we in these What will 700 years?

6. What most useful world's metal? is the

7. Earth? rare-earth damage materials mining Does the

8. What oceanographer an think does? you do

9. REMs important? Why are critically so

10. What would happen we minerals? ran out if of

11. this like you article? Did reading

12. What think hear word 'metal'? do you the when you of

13. think you about do What read? what you

14. the about know What periodic you do table?

15. on rely most? high-tech do What products you

16. What know vehicles? hybrid about you do

17. you do wind turbines? know about What

18. get scientists from ocean will metals the How the floor?

19. you without live high-tech products? Could

20. questions the to you What would like ask researchers?

Back to the rare-earth metals lesson.

Rare-Earth Metals - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. What did you think when you read the headline?
  2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'earth'?
  3. What do you know about rare-earth metals?
  4. What other useful stuff might be in or under the oceans?
  5. What will we be making with these materials in 700 years?
  6. What is the world's most useful metal?
  7. Does mining rare-earth materials damage the Earth?
  8. What do you think an oceanographer does?
  9. Why are REMs so critically important?
  10. What would happen if we ran out of minerals?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'metal'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about the periodic table?
  5. What high-tech products do you rely on most?
  6. What do you know about hybrid vehicles?
  7. What do you know about wind turbines?
  8. How will scientists get the metals from the ocean floor?
  9. Could you live without high-tech products?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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