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Student Generated Research Questions

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Last week students worked in small groups to develop their research questions for the geography projects. This is not a complete list, students are welcome to come up with some of their own as well.

Sample Questions

Climate (Climate means what types of weather is in the country. Some examples are rainfall, temperature and seasons etc.):

What disasters usually occur in your country? How cold does it get in your country at night? How hot does it get in your country in the day? What is the highest temperature in your country? What’s the lowest temperature in your country? What is the normal temperature in your country? What are the seasons in your country? What order are the seasons in? How many litres of rain do they get each season in your country? Do they have different seasons from Australia in your country? When does the rain fall mostly in your country? Where is your coldest place in your country? Where is your warmest place in your country?

Flora (Plants, nature, environment, fruit, vegetables, flowers, grasses, bush, trees, petals, rain forests, forest, shrubs):

What type of flora is in your country? What is the most popular plant in your country? What is the biggest forest in your country? What is the tallest tree in your country? What is the oldest tree in your country? What is the tallest flower in your country? What is the smallest flower in your country? What is the most popular flower in your country? What is the most popular herbaceous plant in your country? What are the native plants in your country? What part of your country has the most plants? What is the plant life expectancy in your country? All of these questions with underwater plants.

Fauna (species, endangered species, different types of animals. For example: dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and goats):

Where do the animals live in your country? Where do they come from in your country? How many of each animal in your country?

Population (how many people are in a place or country and per square kilometre and how many people are spread out over a country or a place):

How many people are in …? What is the most populated city? In what year did they have the most population? What is the least populated city? How many people are there square kilometre? What is the age range? What is the age expectancy?

Landmarks/natural features (Landmarks can be natural elements. Land marks mean famous areas and a lot of them are cities and some of them can be places from the olden days.)

What is the most famous landmark in your country? What are all the natural landmarks in your country? What man made landmarks are in your country? Where are they located in your country? What area are they in your country?

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