Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, "How old am I?" is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school?" is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.
Learn how to identify whether a question is statistical. An example of a non-statistical question is "How old am I?" while an example of a statistical question is "What is the average age of students in my school?" Conclude by giving your students this challenge.