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 does an iPad know where it is?
Computers | Digital Technology | iPad | Location | Technology
Can we live on a different planet?
Human Beings | Humans | Life | Planets | Science | Space | Universe
Can we function without muscles?
Anatomy | Biology | Human Body | Muscles
Why do birds fly?
Animals | Birds | Flight | Nature
What does The Russian Revolution have to do with George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’?
Animal Farm | George Orwell | Literature | Russia
How does an email travel from one device to another?
Computer Science | Digital Technology | Email | Physics | Science | Technology
What is the cure to world poverty?
Why do elephants have long trunks?
Animals | Elephants | Nature | Trunks
With SOLEs & Technology, does the teacher role become redundant?
Education | SOLE | Teachers | Technology
What is freedom?
Freedom | Liberty
Why did people used to think that the world was flat?
Earth | History | Physics | Science
How can we save our natural energy sources?
Alternative Energy | Energy | Environment | Sustainability
What can plastic bottles be recycled into?
Environment | Plastic Bottles | Plastics | Recycling
Isn’t it better that students find their own Big Questions?
Big Questions | Education | Engagement | Learning | Students
How is the US Constitution a “living document”?
Civil Rights | Constitution | History | Human Rights | USA
How has Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment changed our lives?
Benjamin Franklin | Electricity | Experiments | History | Kites | Science | USA
What is the key to happiness?
Emotions | Happiness | Human Behaviour
What are numbers?
Author : James Stanfield
Maths | Numbers | Numeracy
What is a water filter?
Water | Water Filters
Why do people get sick?
Biology | Health | People | Sickness
Can children learn without going to school?
Children | Education | Learning | Schools | Society | Thinking
What helps children grow into healthy adults?
Adults | Biology | Children | Growth | Health | Wellbeing
Why are snowflakes symmetrical?
Climate | Design | Snowflakes | Symmetry | Weather
Why do we have eyebrows?
Biology | Evolution | Eyebrows | Eyes | Human Body
Where does water come from?
Chemistry | Science | Space | Water