Thick vs. Thin Questions

What makes a good research question?

Where can you explore lots of different questions?

Thick vs. Thin Questions for Research

Examples

Thin: What is 3D printing?

THICK: How can 3D printing benefit students and school?


Thin: When did the Olympics start?

THICK: How have the Olympics changed from when they first began?

Remember! THICK questions = THINKING

Your Task:

Develop a BIG IDEA question that will guide your research. Write it down in your research packet. You will then pull out sub-topics from within the question. These will organize your notes when you move into the note-taking phase of research.