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
What are trees?
Environment | Trees
What can I do here ?
Which was the first organism on earth?
Biology | Earth | organism
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).
Environment | ozone | Pollution
How was the atom formed?
atoms | Physics
What is the colour of the sky?
Atmosphere | colours | Sky
Could human kind ever succeed at being peaceful?
human kind | Peace
While there is no major source of pollution, why is there still a hole in the ozone layer at Antarctica?
Climate Change | Conservation | Environment | Global Warming | ozone | Pollution
What makes a person a good person?
Harare | Zimbabwe
Citizenship | Philosophy
What would happen if the people of Stone Age live in our year?
Zamora Michoacán México
History | Stone Age
How many ways can you come up with to make money, just using the internet, without any sale of physical goods?
England | Newcastle Upon Tyne
Internet | Money | sales
Are the leaves that fall from trees in Autumn rubbish?
Surrey | UK
autumn | seasons | Trees
What is the biggest threat to our oceans right now?
Environment | Oceans
What is a brain?
Biology | Brains | Human Body | Neurology | Neuroscience
What would happen if all insects died?
Animals | Insects | Nature
Why is there nothing bigger in the ocean than a blue whale?
Animals | Biology | Blue Whale | Nature | Oceans | Size
Who made the alphabet?
Alphabet | Language
Why don’t we all speak the same language around the world?
Language | Speech
Could robots ever replace humans?
Artifical Intelligence | Humans | Robots | Technology | The Future
Can you kill a goat by staring at it?
Animals | Goats | Staring
How and why do landforms change over time?
Earth | Geography | Geology | Landforms | Nature | Science
How does the body know when to make new blood?
Biology | Blood | Human Body
Why do we get goose bumps?
Biology | Goose Bumps | Human Body
How was music created?
Should the United States implement stricter gun control legislation?
Gun Control | Guns | Law | Legislation | Politics | USA