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 one too.
What is the chemistry behind delicious food? What knowledge of chemistry can chefs use to improve the taste of food?
Author : School in the Cloud
Goa | India
chefs | Chemistry | Food
Does music need to be notated or captured in today’s society?
Music | Society
What is the most significant cultural music in the world?
Culture | Music
O que torna o ser humano único? (What makes human beings unique?)
Anthropology | Biology | Philosophy
What makes you happy?
How are you ?
What do we know about the way Native Americans lived, worked and played? How does environment change the way they lived?
Ben Franklin Elementary | Lawrenceville | NJ
Anthropology | Culture | Environment | Native American
Are we the only thing in this universe?
Philosophy | Space
How do we hear?
Mount Maunganui | New Zealand
audio | Biology | Senses
Why do we build walls? (Year 1 – age 5-6 year old project)
Cheltenham | England
Architecture | History
How can we ensure all transportation use only renewable/clean energy for zero emission.
Climate Change | Environment | Renewable Energy
What would happen to Earth if the hole in the ozone layer continues to grow?
Alaska | Thorne Bay
Climate Change | Conservation | Environment
How can a country reduce poverty?
What is the relationship between the Andes mountain range and the coastal child phenomenon?
How can renewable energy help reduce global warming?
Climate | Energy | Environment | Global Warming
Why can humans drink cow’s milk?
Colombia | IBAGUÉ-TOLIMA
How does music affect society?
Culture | Music | Society
Why is space dark?
India | Pune
Light | Physics | Solar System
What is “identity”? How do culture and history affect it?
Goa | India
Culture | History | identity
How can conflict over water in dry areas be resolved?
Why do languages have gender specific pronouns?
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Gender | Grammar | Languages | Society
What has been the effect of British Colonialism in Australia?
Colonialism | Empire | Geography | History | Politics | Postcolonial
What is a Portmanteau and how is it used in everyday modern life?
How are different languages related to each other?
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).
Biology | Ecology | Environment | Science | Spanish