Working with Big Ideas of Science. Good Questions for Inquiry Based Projects. March 2013 • Sue Jackson Once you have a classroom environment which promotes curiosity, fascination, and mindfulness, students begin to raise questions and seek answers through the inquiry process.
Because the framing of a good question is the driving force in any inquiry, let's explore: What makes a good question for inquiry-based projects? Any question that matters to students is a good question. Essential Questions. Model Essential Questions Social Problems/Health • Who is hungry and what are the effects of hunger?
• What does it mean to be healthy? Language Arts • What is courage? BC Education Big Ideas. What is a Big Idea? by Grant Wiggins, author of Understanding By Design. Nobody can be a good reasoner unless by constant practice he has realized the importance of getting hold of the big ideas and of hanging onto them like grim death.– A.
N. Whitehead, 1929. The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning.
Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. Consciously developing them takes thought-provoking discussion and equally thought-provoking questions to get it going. Begin right here with the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet.