Coming up with a Good Question

  • Here are question stems that students may use as models:


    The Effect Question:

    What is the effect of _______________ on ____________________?

                                        brands of soda                  a piece of meat

                                         temperature                  the size of a balloon


    The How Does Affect Question:

    How does the ___________________ affect ___________________?

                                      Humidity                               the growth of fungi

                              color of a material                      its absorption of heat


    The Which/What and Verb Question

    Which/What _____________________ (verb) ______________________?

                                   paper towel                  is               most absorbent

                                     detergent               makes           the most bubbles