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Questions that kids ask in lessons that really show the sign of the times........

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    I kid you not, I had this:-

    'What's Concorde?'

    How sad that kids are now unaware of such a marvel of engineering in an aviation industry where one could argue technology has regressed...........
    Dragonlady30 and lanokia like this.
  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    When my 45 year old was in primary school, his teacher made the children all stand up and salute every time Concorde flew over. And my 56 year old brother got the cane at school for hopping the wag to go to watch its inaugural take off from Heath Row. Those were the days. I miss it; it was so elegant.
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    "Where's DerryAughrim?"
  4. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    "What's a CD Rom?"
  5. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    What was it like living in the 20th Century? (From my grandson)
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    They'll soon be asking, "What is a book?"
  7. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    When a whiteboard was being removed in a classroom, revealing what was behind:
    "Is that a blackboard?"

    My 9 year old was reading over my shoulder, and echoed the concorde question, but it turned out that she thought it was an aeroplane, so she isn't completely ignorant.
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    "What is 'The Beatles'?"
  9. Alf58

    Alf58 Established commenter

    Who is David Bowie? a youngster from yr 9. To be fair it was last year so the media coverage of his death had not happened.
  10. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I'm actually surprised that many of know and like some of the old bands. Still top favourites are; Nirvana, Guns n Roses and Black Sabbath. Kids seem genuinely surprised when they find out these bands were around before they were born.

    No one talks about ABBA or any of that 80s new romantics drivel though.
  11. Motherofchikkins

    Motherofchikkins Star commenter

    I asked kids in a music lesson why the early rock'n'roll songs only lasted 2 and a half minutes or so.
    A kid responded with "Did they not have enough megabytes in those days?" :)
    Lara mfl 05, RedQuilt and les25paul like this.
  12. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    What's a floppy disc?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  13. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    What's a video? (I kid you not!!) :eek:
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  14. mas_o_menos

    mas_o_menos New commenter

    My screensaver on my school pc came on and the kids were fascinated. You could have heard a pin drop while they sat and watched the time bump around on the screen (I think the school runs windows vista)

    I didn't get it at all, I just stopped using screen savers on my laptop and didn't really realise that they'd pretty much become non-existent.

    But sure enough they explained to me that their ipads, tablets and phones do not have screen savers.

    I once played them the dial-up connection noise, that sparked a lot of curiosity. "So you had to disconnect the internet to make a phonecall?".... yep

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