Questions have an unquestionable place in learning. When asked by students, they facilitate deep, organic, joyful, and lasting learning. When posed to students, questions enable them to enter new and challenging realms of thinking.
Essential questions are open-ended questions that naturally recur. They are different from guiding questions or factual questions. For example, ‘how many legs does a spider have’ is a non-essential question, while ‘how are form and function related in biology?’ is an essential question. They can spark lively discussions and nurture curious, self-driven learners.
This resource is a mega list of 200 questions that seeks to inspire and support teachers in cultivating meaningful classroom experiences.
Use this resource to:
- Explore a plethora of questions across subject areas
- Browse appropriate questions for your context, subject, and grade level
- Get inspiration to formulate your own essential questions