Big Questions are those that inspire students to explore all possibilities – there should be no easy answer! Here’s a selection from the global SOLE community to get you started – feel free to suggest yours to be included.
While there is no pollution and CFC at the North Pole, why is there still a hole in the ozone layer?
(Question asked by my 10 yr son studying in 5th grade).
Author : Rahul Netragaonkar
Environment | ozone | Pollution
What is “identity”? How do culture and history affect it?
Author : Isha Manchanda
Goa | India
Culture | History | identity
How can conflict over water in dry areas be resolved?
Why do languages have gender specific pronouns?
Author : Frances Hardcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Gender | Grammar | Languages | Society
What has been the effect of British Colonialism in Australia?
Author : Charlotte Dooley
Colonialism | Empire | Geography | History | Politics | Postcolonial
What is a Portmanteau and how is it used in everyday modern life?
Author : Juhi Sharma
How are different languages related to each other?
Author : Dillon Lim
Why do some languages die out?
Language | Language Change
What is the function of flies and mice within their ecosystems?
Para que existen las moscas y los ratones? (Big Question originally submitted in Spanish).
Author : DANIEL SUAREZ
Biology | Ecology | Environment | Science | Spanish
Why are tears salty?
Author : Arti Gupta
Dubai | UAE
Biology | Chemistry | crying | Emotions | Taste
Is is possible to prove or disprove the contention of the Inuit Elders that the earth has wobbled, which is the cause of climate change?
Author : COLIN CAMPBELL
British Columbia | Canada | Cranbrook
Climate Change | Geography | inuit
Why can it be important to grow your own garden produce?
Author : Melissa R Chow
Bradenton Florida United States
Biology | Economy | Environment | Gardening | Nature | Wellbeing
What school assessments promote collaboration in the classroom?
Author : Dina Cohen
Collaboration | CPD | Methods | Teaching
What makes a good school?
Author : Kim Hughes
What is the name of tallest building in the world and how was it constructed?
Author : Sameera Iqbal
Why is the sky blue?
What is the process of evolution?
Author : Laila Virani
Biology | Evolution | natural history | Science
What can be done to improve the sustainability of an economically challenged farm?
Author : James Palmer
Rutland - United Kingdom
Conservation | Economics | Economy | Environment | Farm | Farming | Sustainability
Why is blood red?
¿Porque la sangre es de color rojo?
Author : Yolanda Vergara Sarmiento
Biology | Blood | Colour | Red
Do you think when we look backwards to when there is no recorded history that its possible our questions themselves could change the world view?
What would happen if the creation of this world is not really finished, but is waiting for your understanding?
Author : Maire Osborne
Oregon | USA
¿De qué color es la luz (What color is light?)
Colour | Light
¿Porqué no hay muchos alimentos de color azul? (why are there not many blue foods?)
Colour | Food
What is slavery?
Author : Victoria Richardson
Freedom City 2017 | History | MLK | oppression | Slavery
How far do you see?
Author : Betsabe Declet
FL | Port Charlotte
distance | eyesight | seeing
How was music created?
Why can you find ants in most countries on earth?
Author : Sofi
Ants | Biology | Ecology | Environment | Geography | Insects