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
How do we hear?
Author : Kristen
Mount Maunganui | New Zealand
audio | Biology | Senses
Why do we build walls? (Year 1 – age 5-6 year old project)
Author : Jill Proctor
Cheltenham | England
Architecture | History
How can we ensure all transportation use only renewable/clean energy for zero emission.
Author : Binod Ojha
Climate Change | Environment | Renewable Energy
What would happen to Earth if the hole in the ozone layer continues to grow?
Author : Rachel Webb
Alaska | Thorne Bay
Climate Change | Conservation | Environment
How can a country reduce poverty?
Author : Olutayo Afelumo
What is the relationship between the Andes mountain range and the coastal child phenomenon?
Author : Yolanda Vergara Sarmiento
How can renewable energy help reduce global warming?
Climate | Energy | Environment | Global Warming
Why can humans drink cow’s milk?
Author : RICARDO AUGUSTO SALGUERO GRAJALES
Colombia | IBAGUÉ-TOLIMA
How does music affect society?
Author : Erick Moreno
Culture | Music | Society
Why is space dark?
Author : Dhanashree Rajopadhye
India | Pune
Light | Physics | Solar System
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?