My office mate told a story today about a friend who is a teacher. This teacher shared with him a story about the children in her class who thought that the wind was created by trees shaking their branches and limbs.
Here are a series of three questions I think are worth thinking through:
Shock: What's shocking to you about this idea? Why is it shocking? (i.e., how is this different from what you know?)
Curiosity: What's intriguing about the fact that children have this idea? What questions do you have about it?
Empathy: Why does the idea make sense? What are all the experiences or though-processes you can come up that make this idea wonderful for someone to have?