Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What's going on in this picture? Thinking Skills

Look closely at the photograph that has been stripped of its caption.
What’s going on in this picture?

What do you see in this picture? (not everything is obvious)
I can see... I notice..... I think that......

Predict what might have happened before or after.
Before this moment.... After this... I predict that....

Can you connect yourself or something else to this picture?
I relate to this because.... It reminds me of... I remember when.....

What else do you think about when you see this picture?
It makes me think.... I wonder.....

Ask a question.  
I wonder… I’d like to find out… what, when, why, how, where, who?

What emotions do you see in this picture?
I can see.... I get the feel that.....

How does this picture make you feel?
It makes me feel.... If I was there I would feel.....

60 comments:

  1. It looks like there testing out Elmo toys

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    1. What are some things they might do when testing toys?

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  2. I think that scientests might be testing a new elmo toy or making a new robot

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  3. I think it may be a store error or something to do with copyright issues.

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    1. Maybe that's how they are going to do sesame street?

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  5. maybye they are testing chicken elmo toys for easter because easter chickens?

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    1. I think that could be right Bridget. But why would that make an article?

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  6. It looks like they're puppets. It also looks like Elmo (a puppet form Sesame Street) dressed as a chicken.

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  7. Maybe they are trialing using stop motion for sesame street?

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    1. Great idea Zak. Maybe they are changing the way they film/record the Sesame Street show.

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    2. I agree Zak, because each Elmo toy has moved a little bit.

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  8. It looks like Elmo is dressed as a chicken and they are in a lab with doctors. It might have something to do with experimenting on animals.

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  9. It Might have something to do with animal rights?

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    1. Great outside-of-the-box thinking Hamish. Maybe it is a protest of some sort?

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  10. i think it kinda looks like stop motion for a new episode of sesamistreet

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  11. Perhaps they are testing a new advanced robot in a chicken suit and/or as a children's interactive toy thing.

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  12. I think that they are trying to make elmo robots so the little kids that get them can learn

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    1. How do you know there robots Bridget.

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    2. because they are like tilting there heads and some of their mouths are kinda shut and wide open

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  13. they have made a chicken Elmo toy to put in store there testing if the toy works.

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    1. What might happen when toys get tested? Why do they test toys?

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    2. So they dont mollification when customer play with them and then the customer dont sue the company.

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  14. Maybe elmo's doing the chicken dance for a commercial.

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  15. They might be testing Elmo robots?

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  16. Another possibility is that they are shooting a movie... With robot chickens.

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  17. I think the place is a testing lab for all things

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  18. They are in the lab and they are experimenting on animals or they are trying out new toys

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  19. What if they are ninja chickens?

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    1. What makes you think that they are ninja chickens?

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  20. I think the background looks like a sound testing lab and it also looks like they might be being tested or being filmed since the hand in the photo looks like it's readjusting the puppets.

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    1. yes I think your right Prakriti

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    2. The noise cancellation foam definitely suggests that this is a recording room, and the woman in the corner seems to be standing beside what appears to be a microphone, I think she appears to be supervising the operation.

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  21. I wonder why are they getting bigger.

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  22. could it be a breach of sickerity so they a imported with things in them like drugs mabye

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  23. I think the elmos are robot toys because one has his mouth kinda shut and one has his head tilted and some have big mouths

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    1. How does the position show if they are robots or not?

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  24. They are in a Lab I think. They look like they are experimenting with elmo's to see if they malfunction just before Easter.

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    1. Good idea - but often bunnies are associated more with Easter aren't they?

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    2. maybe but for a big business they are cutting it way to close maybe fixing broken toys

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  25. Poor Elmo Chicken at the back! :(

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    1. I wonder what they are doing with him?

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  26. Maybe the women is checking if Elmo toy's/robots work properly and the man is moving each part?

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  27. Is the lady in the back a scientist?

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  28. I think that they are being tested in china because that is where most toys are made

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  29. ARTICLE SOURCE:
    Technicians testing the sound quality of Chicken Dancing Elmo dolls at the Mattel lab in China.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9806E2DA1E3FF935A15754C0A9619C8B63

    Inside Mattel's sprawling test lab here, scores of technicians are doing their worst: setting Chicken Dance Elmo dolls on fire, wrecking Hot Wheels cars and yanking at the limbs of Dora the Explorer. The lab workers are paid to break toys, pick apart their innards, and analyze the raw materials that go into them.
    The goal is to protect young children from the serious harm that poor construction or dangerous components can bring. But it is also to protect Mattel, the world's biggest toy maker, from what is increasingly viewed as the risk of doing business in China-The recent wave of recalls and warnings from China has ignited worldwide concern about the safety of Chinese products.

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