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 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
Why are tears salty?
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?
British Columbia | Canada | Cranbrook
Climate Change | Geography | inuit
Why can it be important to grow your own garden produce?
Bradenton Florida United States
Biology | Economy | Environment | Gardening | Nature | Wellbeing
What school assessments promote collaboration in the classroom?
Collaboration | CPD | Methods | Teaching
What makes a good school?
What is the name of tallest building in the world and how was it constructed?
Why is the sky blue?
What is the process of evolution?
Biology | Evolution | natural history | Science
What can be done to improve the sustainability of an economically challenged farm?
Rutland - United Kingdom
Conservation | Economics | Economy | Environment | Farm | Farming | Sustainability
Why is blood red?
¿Porque la sangre es de color rojo?
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?
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?
Freedom City 2017 | History | MLK | oppression | Slavery
How far do you see?
FL | Port Charlotte
distance | eyesight | seeing
How was music created?
Why can you find ants in most countries on earth?
Ants | Biology | Ecology | Environment | Geography | Insects
What are your rights and responsibilities within a school setting?
Citizenship | Legal
Do we need globalization?
IN | South Bend
Geography | Globalisation | Globalization | Sociology
What was daily life like in Ancient Egypt?
Lawrence | NJ
Ancient Egypt | Cultures | Daily Life | History
What is the appropriate way to balance individual and group identity?
groups | identity | individuals
How has the celebration of Christmas changed through American history?
New Jersey | USA
America | Celebrations | Christianity | Christmas | History | Religion | Religious Studies | traditions