25 conversation questions about science

25 Conversation questions about science

Conversation questions about science

We use science to organize our knowledge and understand the world around us. Things are studied and experiments are conducted to help us gain this knowledge. Try these interesting science questions to help you start talking about this fascinating topic.

For ESL learners, the most difficult words on this worksheet include – project, admire, technology, develop, discovery, medical treatment, artificial intelligence, telescope, microscope, science fair, documentary, and dedicate.


The conversation questions about science are  –


1 – What does the word science mean to you?

2 – How many different fields of science can you think of in 30 seconds?

3 – Which area of science interests you the most? What is this science about?

4 – Have you made a science project? What was it about and what materials did you use?

5 – Would you like to be a scientist? What would you like to do as a scientist?

6 – Who is a famous scientist that you admire? What things do you know about them?

7 – What new technology would you like science to develop in the future? What is it for?

8 – Have you heard of a new scientific discovery recently? How is it important?

9 – What would you say are the 5 most important scientific discoveries of all time?

10 – Should more scientific research be put into the environment, space, or medicine?

11 – Would you like to see society use computers and robots more or less?

12 – What is something that you think more scientists should be studying now? Why?

13 – How has science changed medicine and medical treatment over the last 20 years?

14 – Do any famous scientists come from your country? What did they discover or do?

15 – What science experiments did you do at school? What did you learn from them?

16 – How do you feel about artificial intelligence? What are its possible pros and cons?

17 – Have you ever used a microscope or telescope? What did you look at through them?

18 – In what ways can science be dangerous? What fears do you have about science?

19 – What kind of equipment would you expect to find in a school science laboratory?

20 – How has science changed the food that we eat? Is it better or worse than before?

21 – Have you ever been to a science museum or a science fair? What did you see there?

22 – What is something you wish science had not developed? What is bad about it?

23 – When do you think that science will find a way for people to live on another planet?

24 – When did you last watch a scientific documentary? What was it about?

25 – If you had to dedicate your life to studying one animal or plant, what would it be?

Further Activity

Here is a simple idea for something your students can do once they have completed the discussion questions about science.

Ask learners to do a research task about a famous scientist. They should find out where and when they lived, what they discovered or did, and any interesting information about their lives. Once the research has been completed, it can be displayed as a writing activity or presented verbally.

Here is a very short list of scientists to get you started. You can always add more or even ignore this list completely.

Famous scientists –

  • Archimedes
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Hippocrates
  • Edwin Hubble
  • Marie Curie
  • Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Theophrastos
  • Alan Turing
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Alexander Fleming
  • Charles Darwin
  • Isaac Newton
  • Alfred Wegener
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