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
How do we define who we are?
Definition | Humans
What would the world be like without authority?
Authority | Law and Order
What would life be like if you were part of the ancient Mayan Civilization?
Civilisations | Mayan | Social Science | Social Studies
How can classroom design have a positive effect on the way we learn?
Architecture | Classroom Design | Design | Education | Learning
Were would media be without Photography?
Media | Photography
How do writers use wordplay to make texts more fun?
Literature | Words | Writers
How Do you become immortal?
Human Beings | Humans | Immortality | Science
Why can you hear sound around corners but not see around corners?
Biology | Hearing | Physics | Science | Sound
Could you make a robot out of paper?
Paper | Robots | Science
What makes people happy?
Human Behaviour | People | Philosophy | Sociology
Why is life so unique?
How can we create a mutual understanding and respect amongst different civilisations so that war and terrorism become less likely?
Civilisations | Education | Evolution | Respect | Terrorism | Understanding | War
What is the most important knowledge we could share with children in extreme poverty that would help them and their communities get out of poverty in the future?
Children | Communities | Knowledge | Poverty | The Future
Many species that humans rely upon for food supply are going extinct, meaning we could go extinct ourselves. How can we save these species, and therefore ourselves, from extinction?
Animals | Apocolypse | Environment | Extinction | Food | Humans | Mammals | Nature | Plants
What will cities of the future look like and how can we ensure they are completely ethical and sustainable?
Cities | Ecology | Sustainability | The Future
The overall water supply has decreased over the last 50 years due to the human population tripling, industrial pollution, unsustainable agriculture and poor civic planning. How can we increase the supply of fresh water to people around the world?
Agriculture | Civic Planning | Environment | Human Behaviour | Population | Sustainability | Water
If our brains become connected to the internet (enhancing the speed of our intelligence), we live to be more than 120 years old, and most jobs can be done by machines, how will we spend our lives? What kind of worlds will we build?
Brains | Futuristic | Humans | Internet | Science
How can we intelligently manage our planet?
Climate Change | Earth | Environment | Sustainability
What is the real cause of war?
Conflict | Guns | War
How much do we love mother nature? what we can do to make it a happy environment?
Animals | Ecology | Environment | Gardening | Nature | Planting Trees
How much water do you really use every day?
Climate | Environment | Science | Sustainability | Water
What makes a person a good person?
Human Behaviour | Humans | People
What would you do to find your courage?
Courage | Human Behaviour | Humans
Should we recognize fundamental rights for other animals?
Animal Rights | Animals | Nature
Should women be given half of parliament seats in all countries?
Human Rights | Parliament | Politics | Women | Womens Rights