Announcing the Winners of DCCED’s The Little Big Thinker Contest

S. Evelyn CimesaJuly 4, 2016 | Contest

The Little Big Thinkers of Ottawa

Back in April 2016, we featured an Ottawa-based contest, titled The Little Big Thinker Contest, for students in kindergarten to grade five. Students were asked to answer one or more philosophical questions from the My Little Book series, published by DC Canada Education Publishing. Participants did not need to own the books – the questions were displayed on posters and on the publisher’s website for easy accessibility.

In June 2016, the winners were announced.

1st place

IF YOU HAD TWO HEADS, WOULD YOU BE SMARTER?

I wonder if having two heads would make you smarter? It would probably depend if you work together. If you had two heads you’d have a variety of answers. Let’s say if you’re good at math and your head is good at science, then you’d be good in both subjects. Having another head would be like having a sibling, you’d have conflict, but you always have each others back. Hence the saying, two heads are better than one!

By: Mattie Azizan, Grade 5, Elizabeth Park Public School

2nd place

3rd place

CAN SOMETHING BE TINY AND STILL BE IMPORTANT?

Yes, if it can remind you of something important, like if you traveled to a country that you never went to before and got something small ike a trinket or a bracelet, it could remind you of your trip. Whenever you look at it after you came back from your trip.

IF YOU HAD TWO HEADS, WOULD YOU BE SMARTER?

No, because if you had two heads, they have two separate brains, which means they think separately and don’t even know what one another is thinking about even though they’re on the same person. The brains will have arguments too when they order at a restaurant or what to do on the weekends.

By: Irene Zhang, Grade 4, Katimavik Elementary School

Participation prize: Mr. Clarke’s grade 5 class at Elizabeth Park Public School

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