X Why Z

This is an innovative and exciting session which adds to the list of creative activities happening at ATS Valley School. It plays a very significant and effective role in the upbringing of the kids studying in
the school. The basic premise of this activity is that every class from Grade 1 on wards has to give a question to their respective class teachers. The question has to begin with the word 'Why'. The purpose of this exercise is:

i) to help develop curiosity in the child.
ii) to encourage the child to learn more by asking questions.
iii) to help develop their research and reasoning skills.
iv) to help boost the confidence of the child.
v) to make stronger the bond between the teacher and the child.
vi) to encourage the child to become observant.

Every student is provided an opportunity to submit his or her question. This activity is done on a daily basis. Each child brings a question on rotation basis and this question is displayed on the notice board the whole day.

At the end of the day, the teachers gather in the library to hold an interactive X-Why-Z session. The 'question of the day' from each class is discussed and an appropriate answer is figured out. The very next
day, a rigorous discussion between the students and their respective class teachers takes place and the answers are explained. This innovative method of spreading knowledge not only benefits our students
and staff members but also the parents and friends of the students.

Please note that the rationale behind choosing for the website here the question out of all the questions is that question which is based on a child's observation and not the question which is being taken out of a book/encyclopedia.


Grade 1 A

1.Why the wheat flour, which is white in colour turns brown after adding water to it? Asked by Angel Garg on 11.2.19

2.Why is the margin in our notebooks on the left side of the paper ? - Asked by Gobindeep

Grade 1 B

1.Why planes are mostly white in colour? - Asked by Ramanjot

Grade 2 B

1.Why vehicles do not start easily in winters? - Asked by Sehajnoor kaur

2.Why airport runway have lights of different colours? - Asked by Divyansh Sharma

3.Why animals are scared of fire? -  Asked by Kanav Singh Rawat

4.Why ice does not melt in a thermocol box ? - Asked by Samriddh Mago

5.Why do people of African origin have curly hair ? - Asked by Kanav Singh Rawat

Grade 3

1. Why do the lines on the skin appear clear when we use marker on the skin?- Asked by Saundarya on 13.2.19

2.Why are aeroplanes white in colour?Asked by Keith on 7.2.19

3.Why does the sikh regiment salutes twice at the 26th January parade?- Asked by Ajitesh on 2.09.18

4.Why in a tabla one drum is small and one is big?- Asked by Gursheen on 18.01.19

5.Why oil creates transparency on the paper? - Asked by Tanush Arya on 8.01.19

6.Why is the phrase used "Caught red handed" and not any other colour? - Asked by Nandish

7.Why children don't get pimples but teenagers do? - Asked by Altmas

8.Why only the Sunday newspaper is written as The Sunday Times and The Sunday Tribune and not on the other week days? - Asked by Ajitesh Singh Gill

9.Why does the dust on fan blades not fall down but sticks on it? - Asked by Krishi Singh

10.Why some books have one staple pin and some have more and why some don't have staples at all? -Asked by Ajitesh Singh Gill

Grade 4

1.Why the emergency numbers are of 3 digits only? - Asked by Tanush of  Grade 4 B on 17.4.19
2.Why bicycles don't have number plates? - Asked by Dhruv Gupta
3.Why are most movie theaters located on the top floor of the mall? - Asked by Avani


Grade 5

1.Why do eagle always fly in circles? - Asked by Kinshuk