Question partners

This strategy will help students to:

  • recall prior knowledge and increase understanding of a health or safety issue or topic

  • identify questions and future learning needs.


  1. Devise a set of question and answer cards related to the unit or focus area. Alternatively students can research information and write their own question and answer cards.

  2. Explain that each question card has a matching answer card.

  3. Hand out cards to students.

  4. Students move around the room to find the person with the matching card.

  5. In pairs, students discuss the question and answer.

  6. Collect the cards and repeat the activity to let students find out more about the issue. 

  7. Determine the questions that students would like to further investigate and select appropriate learning experiences from the focus areas.