What is the Question?

An important part of the scientific process is to work out what question you want to ask.

Published at 10.26.2021

Author: editorenglish

Over the past few months, the SEEDS team have been listening to our teenager ambassadors share their experience in our Focus Groups. This includes identifying the barriers they face trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Major issues they have identified include:

  • The fact they often eat and drink unhealthy food during the day
  • The fact they have to sit for most of the day
  • The fact they don’t have a lot of opportunity to be physically active during the day

This feedback has played a really important role in shaping what happens next. We have converted the experiences shared by the teenagers into questions. These questions will be used in the next stage of our project: the Makeathon. However, there are important things to consider when writing these questions. Teenagers’ time is very precious, so each question must be clear, otherwise the teenagers will spend too long trying to understand it. We also want to be sure that the questions are specific enough to get the right experiments. This is actually quite hard to do, so we have spent lots of time discussing this and working together to get this right. We hope the teenagers feel the questions reflect their ideas!


Photo of a neon question mark by Simone Secci on Unsplash