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
If you could travel into the future and our education system was “the best it can be”, what would that look like? What would that feel like? How would your life as a student be different from today?
Author : Indigo Admin
Curriculum | Education | Science | Time Travel
How do bees help make honey?
Bees | Honey | Nature | Science | Wildlife
What influences people most?
Humans | Influences
Could the universe we inhabit be part of a larger a mind, simply the brain cell of another living creature?
Brains | Science | Space | Universe
Why do we tell stories?
Literature | Myths | Story Telling
Why do we use archetypes to tell stories?
Archetypes | Literature | Myths | Story Telling
Is the universe infinite?
Matter | Science | Space | Universe
Why do we prefer some colors over others?
Colour | Environment | Psychology
Why do people have different personalities?
Biology | Human Behaviour | Humans | Personality | Psychology | Sociology
What is weather?
Environment | Science | Weather
How can we be guided by the stars?
Science | Stars | Universe
Who was the most influential leader during WWII?
Leadership | World War Two | WW2
How to solve an equation?
Equations | Maths
Why do we enjoy music?
Why does patriarchy exist?
How do you “feel” when you are in a natural area rather than an artificial environment? How many feeling senses do you use to experience your natural world?
Biophilia | Ecopsychology | Environment | Nature
Why do we learn history
Education | History | Learning
Why do we dance?
Arts | Biology | Dance | Expressive Arts | Theatre
Can you change a troubled community by changing how it looks, such as planting gardens and flowers, painting houses, creating playgrounds, etc, or does change always have to come from inside out?
Communities | Gardening | Planting Gardens | Playgrounds
How do people see color?
Biology | Colour | Humans | Science
Why do artists use color schemes?
Art | Artists | Arts | Colour
How water becomes more salty?
Earth | Environment | Science | Water
Do dreams have any importance in our lives?
Biology | Dreams | Humans
What is a “problem”?
Maths | Philosophy | Science
Do we need leaders? Why?
History | Leadership | Social Science