Essential Questions

Some sample essential questions from past projects

  • How is research in a scientific lab conducted? What skills are important to be successful in this kind of work?
  • What is an effective way to teach flute to a beginner and to learn more sophisticated ways of playing?
  • How can the design process be used to address and improve environmental issues?
  • What are the most important aspects of running a small business and how is it done successfully?
  • How does a teacher accommodate the various ways in which students learn?
  • How does one create music that conveys emotion and meaning to an audience?
  • How is a therapy dog trained, and how can a therapy dog be used to help people?
  • What does it take to facilitate a successful art show?
  • How do the Lower Merion Conservancy's efforts to preserve open space benefit the community?
  • How can I effectively coach baseball to younger children?
  • What are the benefits and potential problems of using non-western medicine in the United States?
  • How does a director use his resources (script, notes, actors) to shape a play into something unique, and form his own directorial vision?
  • What are the benefits, advantages and disadvantages of going to a school in Philadelphia vs. a LMSD school?
  • How does one develop new client relationships and maintain existing ones in a corporate non-profit setting?