7 Oceans and Climate Change

Climate Change

Step 1: Pose Real Questions

Step 1 is to formulate questions / ideas in relation to climate change that will help you find the right images.

Use the tools and the guidelines below to help you pose your real questions.


Effects of Climate Change Brainstorming Example

How is climate change altering:

  • the nature of the ocean
  • circulation in the ocean
  • ocean temperature and chemistry

What programs are active around Australia and internationally?

Formulating Inquiry Questions

Questioning Rules
  1. Write as many questions down about the INQUIRY TOPIC as possible.
  2. Don't stop to discuss or try to answer any questions as your write.
  3. Write down the questions verbatim.
  4. Change all statements to questions.
Improve the Question(s)
  • Identify what questions are closed (eg yes / no answers) and what questions are open-ended.
  • Change closed questions to open-ended questions.
  • Will my question(s) help me discover what I NEED to know?
  • Use Bloom's Taxonomy to scale the complexity of the questions OR use Glossary of key words used in the formulation of questions.
  • Prioritise your questions eg three you will answer first or highlight three that are the most important or three that you want to explore further. 

Adapted from www.rightquestion.org 

What next?

Once you have formulated a question or questions that will ensure you cover the inquiry focus move onto Find Resources.

The right resources contain the information your require to answer your question(s).