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NASA Rover Perseverance takes a selfie on Mars

What has Perseverance found in two years on Mars?

NASA's Perseverance rover has turned up volcanic rocks, signs of flowing water and some of the materials necessary for life.

Water is weird. A new type of ice could help us understand why

Chemical residue reveals ancient egyptians’ mummy-making mixtures.

image of a lightning strike above a wildfire in Wenatchee, Washington

An incendiary form of lightning may surge under climate change

Relatively long-lived lightning strikes are the most likely to spark wildfires and may become more common as the climate warms.

Air pollution made an impression on Monet and other 19th century painters

Greta thunberg’s new book urges the world to take climate action now.

An artistic portrayal of a southeastern European hunter-gatherer from the Gravettian culture. The man has dark skin and dark hair. He is wearing a skull cap, necklace and a fur shawl.

Ancient DNA unveils disparate fates of Ice Age hunter-gatherers in Europe

Ancient DNA unveils two regional populations that lived in what is now Europe and made similar tools but met different fates.

Here’s how lemon juice may fend off kidney stones

Medicated eye drops may delay nearsightedness in children.

An illustration of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, represented as orange circles, infecting brain cells.

How meningitis-causing bacteria invade the brain

Microbes behind bacterial meningitis hijack pain-sensing nerve cells in the brain’s outer layers, disabling a key immune response, a mouse study shows.

The oldest known pollen-carrying insects lived about 280 million years ago

The fastest claw in the sea belongs to young snapping shrimp.

A photo of a jumping bean moth resting on a seed pod.

Jumping beans’ random strategy always leads to shade — eventually

Jumping beans use randomness to maximize their chances of getting out of the sun’s heat, a new study finds.

The metric system is growing. Here’s what you need to know

Huijia lin proved that a master tool of cryptography is possible, the standard model of particle physics passed one of its strictest tests yet, google’s quantum computer reached an error-correcting milestone, science & society.

Claude Monet’s 1899 painting “Charing Cross Bridge”.

The impressionist painting style can be partly explained by the reality of rising air pollution from the industrial revolution, an analysis finds.

Trauma distorts our sense of time and self. A new therapy might help

Lots of people feel burned out. but what is burnout exactly.

A photo of the Golden Record and its cover from the Voyager spacecraft.

50 years ago, Earth’s chances of contacting E.T. looked slim

In 1973, a researcher calculated that it could take millions of years to contact aliens. But that hasn’t stopped scientists from trying.

The Milky Way may be spawning many more stars than astronomers had thought

The james webb telescope found six galaxies that may be too hefty for their age.

A close up photo of a clear liquid forming a bubble on what appears to be a black and gold circuit board.

A gel cocktail uses the body’s sugars to ‘grow’ electrodes in living fish

A chemical reaction with the body’s own sugars turned a gel cocktail into a conducting material inside zebrafish brains, hearts and tail fins.

This robot automatically tucks its limbs to squeeze through spaces

A powerful laser can redirect lightning strikes, trustworthy journalism comes at a price..

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100 Science Topics for Research Papers

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Science papers are interesting to write and easy to research because there are so many current and reputable journals online.

Start by browsing through the topic questions below, then look at some of the linked articles at the end for other ideas.

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Continue your search online with the links provided below. If you didn't find a topic here, you might want to look at:

100 Technology Paper Topics for Research Papers

150 Science Essay Topic Ideas

Or, if you are a student looking for a science experiment, I have posted step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects, and you can find a list of links in my article: Science Fair Experiments .

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: I am a grade twelve student. I'm having difficulty formulating a research question in STEM. Can you make a suggestion?

Answer: Any of the topics on this page of research questions would make a good question for a grade 12 project. For more help in choosing an idea, you can look at my information about technology topics. Since I don't know your interests and background, I can't choose a topic for you, but I suggest you follow these guidelines:

1. Choose 2-3 questions that seem the most interesting to you.

2. Research for 5-15 minutes on the Internet on each of the topics you've chosen.

3. Usually, after about 15 minutes of looking at what is available on that topic, you will discover that one of the topics you've chosen is more interesting, or has more information easily available. That is the best one to choose.

4. If you don't find a good topic in the first search, then pick another 2-3 topics and try again.

Question: Can you suggest some research that also has a benefit for society?

Answer: Many of these topics will benefit society. If you don't find something in this article, you might want to check out my other articles:

Question: What are some botany topic questions for a research paper?

Answer: 1. How important was the "green revolution?" How is it continuing?

2. How has the anti-GMO movement affected the development of crops with better nutrition and better drought resistance?

3. What can be done to stop crop diseases from causing people to starve?

4. What are the best techniques to change crops to become more drought resistant?

5. How can we get people to eat a greater diversity of crops?

Question: How can nanotechnology be used to cure dangerous diseases?

Answer: You might want to word it this way:

1. Can nanotechnology be used to cure disease?

2. What uses does nanotechnology have in medicine?

3. Is using nanotechnology a realistic way to cure diseases?

Question: Can you suggest research topics for a paper on pre-med biology?

Answer: Anything that has to do with health should work for your paper. You can search my science article or look for health topics in my other articles by searching Google and "health topics," VirginiaLynne, Owlcation. Here are some about being a pre-med major:

1. How can pre-med majors prepare for getting into medical school?

2. If a person doesn't get into medical school the first time, should they try again? What can they do to better prepare?

3. Which major best prepares someone for medical school?

Question: Any suggestions for a research study at grade 9 level?

Answer: See my science fair articles which tell a number of interesting projects. Inside of each article, there are various ideas to try.

Checking to see what makes flowers last the longest:

Robot Project:

Sports medicine flexibility project:

Question: I want to research agricultural chemistry, can you please suggest some topics?

Answer: 1. How can pesticide use be reduced?

2. How can current fertilizer use be improved?

3. Is burning plant litter the best way to clear land?

4. What is the best way to increase rice yields on small farms?

5. What is the best way to get rid of apple snails in rice fields?

Question: I am a grade 12 student and I want to research topics related to architecture. Can you give some suggestion?

Answer: 1. How can architecture best incorporate new materials and composites?

2. What are the different types of roofing materials that allow buildings to reduce energy consumption?

3. How can green architecture save money?

5. Is open office design really better for a business?

Question: What are the best topics for animal health (mainly cattle, goats and poultry) for an undergraduate animal science student?

Answer: How can modification of poultry, or eggs enhance human health?

How can we improve the dairy cattle health in developing nations (you can pick a particular nation if you want)?

What are the best practices for keeping goats healthy?

Should antibiotics be used?

What is the evidence for or against free-range chickens being better and healthier?

Which vaccines are most valuable for the health of (chicken, goats or poultry)?

Question: Can you suggest research topic paper for a statistics student?

Answer: Here are some ideas:

How will small area estimation be important in statistics?

How will causal inference be used in statistical analysis?

What is the best statistical analysis for measuring wage inequalities between men and women?

How will big data influence the field of statistics?

How will mathematical methods of studying complex biological networks be important in the future?

How can statistical properties of elastic waves help monitor earthquake risk?

How can statistics best account for missing data?

What is the cutting-edge in research on statistics about machine learning?

Can machine learning replace people doing statistical analysis?

Question: Can you give me topic suggestions regarding green energy and oil?

Answer: 1. Can green energy replace fossil fuels worldwide?

2. Should the U.S. (or XX country) move toward replacing oil with green energy?

3. Should governments give incentives to consumers for choosing green energy?

4. What is the best green energy to invest in?

5. How can businesses reduce their use of oil?

Question: What could be some topics for an essay about air pollution?

Answer: How have EPA regulations in the United States helped air quality in the past 50 years?

What is the most important air pollution problem to tackle now?

How can India and China be encouraged to tackle the problem of air pollution?

What are the effects of air pollution on health?

What can industries do to combat air pollution?

Do government regulations work?

Question: I am a grade ten student. My group is having difficulties formulating a physics research topic. Can you please make a suggestion?

Answer: 1. What does the discovery of water on the moon mean about the future of people in space?

2. What are the most important instruments for studying the moon and other planets?

3. What is black/dark matter made of?

4. What is the nature and structure of subatomic and space particles?

5. What importance is the discovery of Exomoons?

Question: What about these questions for a research paper: "How does Lupus affect the body?" and "What causes Lupus?"

Answer: A research paper which is seeking to explain the symptoms of a disease, or the progression of a disease can be done with a question like, "How does (name the disease) affect the body?" but a better wording might be:

"What are the symptoms of (disease)?"

"How is (disease) diagnosed?"

However, that sort of descriptive paper is not really a research paper that investigates a question about a disease or health condition which does not have an already-agreed-upon answer. The second question, "What causes Lupus?" can be a good research question if the disease is not completely understood. Since Lupus is an auto-immune disease and since there is still research being done to understand all of the causes, that question would work well. Here are some other research questions which can be used for a health condition:

What is the most effective treatment for (disease or condition)?

Do alternative therapies (you could name a specific one) really work for (disease or condition)?

What genetic or environmental risks make people vulnerable to (disease or condition)?

Question: What are some possible topics on biology for a science research paper?

Answer: Look under "Molecular biology and genetics topics," "biochemistry" or "ecology for topics which relate to biology or the life sciences. Biology refers to "study of life" so anything which is alive is included under that topic. You can also find some easier topics in the life science in these articles:

1. Look at the "Environment" section on:

2. Here are some argumentative topics:

Question: Do you have a specific topic for environmental science for grade 7?

Answer: For grade 7 you might want to talk about:

1. Does recycling really help?

2. What are 5 ways an ordinary person can help the environment?

3. How can we help provide clean water to people who don't have it?

At the bottom of the following article are many other suggestions along with research article links to help you write your paper:


Question: I am a grade 12 STEM strand student and I am having a difficult time finding a suitable investigatory project title regarding how to ease the effects of global warming. Do you have any topic suggestions on global warming?

Answer: 1. How can individuals help ease the effects of global warming?

2. What should countries do to ease the effects of global warming?

3. Is global warming real?

4. What should we do about global warming?

Question: What is the easiest science topic for a research paper?

Answer: No single topic is the easiest to do for everyone. To pick the easiest topic for you, choose one that:

1. Is interesting to you.

2. Is a topic you already know something about.

3. Is something you have an opinion about.

I always suggest that students start with 3 possible topics. Then they should start doing a bit of Google searching to find out more. The easiest topic is one that you can find articles for right away.

Question: I am a grade eleven student. I am having a difficult time in formulating a title for my research paper. I would want to tackle the problem of raising awareness in mental health. Can you make a suggestion?

Answer: What is the best method to help raise awareness of mental health issues in teenagers?

How can parents be better informed about problems in mental health in their children?

Do campaigns to raise awareness about mental health issues actually help people be healthier emotionally?

Question: Do you have science research topics that involve asking the opinion of people?

Answer: If you are doing interviews with people, you might want to look at my article about doing an Interview Essay:

Science interview questions could be:

1. What do you think about the topic of creation vs. evolution?

2. How important do you think it is to have your DNA sequenced for science?

3. Would you be willing to donate your body to science after you die?

4. How do colors affect your mood?

5. What do you think is the most important medical discovery in your lifetime?

You can also consider some of the questions in this article:

Question: Can you suggest some trending research topics in medical physiology?

Answer: 1. How does stress affect the heart?

2. Do marathons help or hurt the body?

3. How does exercise help people to stay healthy?

4. How much exercise do people need to do to stay fit?

Question: What is the best research problem concerning with the environment?

Answer: 1. How can we best clean the plastics out of the oceans?

2. How can we best encourage alternative energy sources?

Question: Hi, I'm a grade 12 student and I need help coming up with a research topic. The topic needs to be something that we can physically conduct an experiment on in order to draw results and a conclusion. For example, testing water potential. I'm looking for something that is more based around humans though. Do you have any suggestions on a topic and a way to experiment it?

Answer: I have several science experiments which are appropriate for High School students. See the following:

1. How does Salt Affect Seed Germination?

2. Can robots be used to detect bombs?

3. How knock-out mice work.

4. What solution keeps flowers fresh the longest?

Question: I'm a grade 9 student preparing for my grade 10 research project. What topic would you suggest?

Answer: Here are some easier topics for high school students. I think doing one in "health" is probably the easiest:

Science Topics:

Technology and Science Topics:

Question: Can you suggest research topics in physical chemistry?

Answer: 1. What are the newest advances in battery science?

2. What is the most promising direction for increasing battery technology?

3. How will organic lead halide perovskites affect photovoltaics?

4. How is perovskite solar cell research impacting many scientific disciplines?

5. How will physical chemistry play a role in excited-state dynamics?

6. How will advances in density functional theory be used?

Question: How would you know which research paper topic is best for you?

Answer: Generally, I tell my students to narrow their choice to two or three topic questions that interest them the most. Then start reading about those topics by doing a Google search to find out just a little bit more about them. Find out what are the possible answers for that question and see how hard it is to get information on that topic. The easiest paper to write will be:

1. A topic you already know a lot about.

2. A topic you find a lot of information about when you are researching.

3. Something that is interesting to you.

Question: Can you suggest a research topic for grade 11?

Answer: I have a lot of high school topics in this article:

Question: How should I start my research project?

Answer: 1. The most crucial first step is understanding what is required by your instructor or mentor.

Look at all of the instructions you have been given, and ask questions if you don't understand. Write out those instructions for yourself in your own words and then show them to your instructor to see if you are correct in your understanding.

2. After you are sure you understand, you need to pick a topic for researching. To do that, you will need to look at my lists here and in other articles I've written.

3. After you have chosen a topic area, you will need to look up the research that has already been done on that topic. If your project needs to be original, you must also be careful to understand all of the research which has been done previously to make sure you are not repeating what has been done by someone else. There must be something new that you are contributing to science. However, for some projects in lower levels of learning of high school and undergraduate education, it is all right to repeat or summarize the projects of others.

4. Now that you have gathered the information on your topic, read it carefully and take notes. Use those notes to formulate your thesis question.

5. After you have your question, you can then write a thesis answer. If you are doing an actual science project, then you will have to devise an experiment to test that question. If you are doing a written essay based on the research writing of others, you can write your answers to the question based on what you have read in your literature search.

5. Using those thesis answers, you can begin to put your outline together.

6. Use my information about how to write a research paper to help you finish your project.

Question: Can you suggest some research paper topics about molecular medicine in relation to RFLP and diabetes?

Answer: A good way to find some specific research topics is to look at non-profits who sponsor research in that area. Look at their section on research that they support and you will see what the most current information is. Several non-profits are sponsoring Diabetes research including the American Diabetes Foundation.

Question: Can you suggest a research paper where humans are the respondents or the subject of the experiment?

Answer: Any topic in biology which relates to humans or psychology should work. Check out the topics in this article on Psychology topics:

Question: Which questions about neuroscience could I consider as possible topics for a scientific research paper?

Answer: Here are some research paper ideas for you:

Can people improve their IQ?

Can brain stimulation cure mental illness?

How does the brain give rise to emotion?

How do neurons work?

What are the relationship between our environment, our brain, and our microbiome?

Question: What are some temperature related science topics that would be good to research?

Answer: 1. How has the temperature of our planet changed during recorded history?

2. What causes the change in the temperature at the poles?

3. Why does the Earth have such a small temperature range compared to other planets?

Question: What research topics can be formulated about caffeine intake?

Answer: 1. Is caffeine good or bad for a person's health?

2. How much caffeine is too much?

3. Are energy drinks harmful to college students?

Question: Which health topic would be great for a presentation?

Answer: Lots of health topics would be great for a presentation. Here are a few easy ones:

1. What is the healthiest diet?

2. How do opioids hurt people when they overuse them?

3. What causes obesity? Is there a cure for our current epidemic?

4. Five important signs of mental illness to be aware of.

5. What do you do when someone is suicidal?

You can find more health topics in this article:

Question: Would this make a good topic for a science research paper: "Is it true that sperm cells can help to remove pimples and keep the skin smooth and healthy?"

Answer: You can do a variety of papers on the topic of skin care, or on the idea of using unusual treatments. Here are some topic examples:

1. Does (natural remedy which is trendy) really help improve skin?

2. What products really work to help teenagers with pimples?

3. Are there products or treatments for pimples which do more harm than good?

Question: Is there any research topic related to finance and marketing? A significant portion of our lives are devoted to earning money, but I'd also like a topic that talks about how finance helps run the world and improve our lives.

Answer: You are correct that no science project is useful unless it is eventually developed into a product and marketed widely. That will involve getting financing and a company to do that marketing. Here are some topics related to that:

1. What is the process of taking a science idea and turning it into a product?

2. How does a biotech company effectively finance and market a product?

3. How can business people best market new technologies?

4. How can marketing be used to help the world to run better and use new technologies more effectively?

5. How can people in finance help new technologies be used in poorer countries?

Question: What do you think of the research paper topic, "What is the relevance of mathematics to learning physics"?

Answer: I think that the word you should focus on would be "importance" rather than "relevance," because I believe the issue behind your question is that people do not believe that mathematics is important in physics. As a matter of fact, my son (an engineering student) found that his physics courses in high school actually were the most helpful courses he had to prepare him for his college mathematics courses. Here are some other topic questions related to this one:

1. What is the importance of studying math to be prepared for learning physics?

2. How does mathematics research illuminate or drive physics research?

3. How can mathematicians and physics researchers work together to solve big problems?

4. What are the most interesting mathematical problems in physics research today?

Question: Can you suggest some research topics in regards to civil engineering?

Answer: 1. What is the best way to do seismic auditing and retrofitting of old buildings?

2. Is fiber reinforced cement and composites a good choice? If so, which is the best?

3. How do we best develop sustainable technologies for infrastructure?

4. How will nanotechnology be helpful in civil engineering in the near future?

5. What is the best method of construction management?

6. How will geoinformatics transform civil engineering?

7. What is ecological engineering and how do we best practice it?

8. What is the best method of transforming the railway infrastructure to make it more efficient and reliable?

By the way, you can further specify these topics to relate to a particular country or place.

Question: Can you suggest some research paper topics about molecular biology?

Answer: How can plants be used to produce pharmaceuticals?

What is the use of the plant virus model system?

How can natural products be used in the treatment of diabetes?

Are algae systems the best way to produce synthetic fuels?

What are the possibilities of using 3-D printing of cells and molecules to solve medical problems?

Question: I am a ninth-grade student doing a research paper for my anatomy class. Do you have a suggestion?

Answer: You can pick an unusual bone or part of the body and research the importance of that part of the anatomy. For example:

1. How do the ear bones work to conduct sound?

2. What does the thyroid do?

Question: Can you suggest research topics regarding energy?

Answer: For energy topics, look for "environmental" topics on this article or just search all of my topics by Googling the subject you want and either "VirginiaLynne" or "Owlcation." Because I've written so many different articles, I actually have trouble keeping track of which topic is written in which article, so I use Google to search within my own articles to find a particular topic, and you can too!

Question: What do you think of the topic, What are the physics of a marching snare drum?" for a science research paper?

Answer: Your topic is an interesting idea and represents a kind of Explaining argument essay. Your topic will work if your instructor doesn't mind that you don't have a topic which is arguable.

Question: What do you think of, "Why do most women get breast cancer?" for a science research topic?

Answer: I'm not sure that this would be a clear and easy question to answer. Try one of the following:

1. What are the most important things that predispose women to breast cancer?

2. Are there things the average woman can do to help prevent breast cancer?

3. How can women avoid breast cancer?

Question: I am interested in starting a STEM Capstone course at my high school. Where do I begin?

Answer: A STEM capstone course is an excellent idea to get students interested in pursuing a STEM career. Students enjoy researching the latest in technology and medical advances. What I have done in my courses is give students a good, basic article in a recent discovery. I ask them to read, summarize and respond to the article. Part of their summary includes giving at least three possible research questions. Then each student presents what they have learned to the whole class. After their presentations, I compile all of the possible research topic questions and let them choose which one they want to pursue. Many of the articles and questions I have listed on my science and technology topic articles are generated by my students or in class discussions. Most of these questions have been used by my students to write a research paper. You can have your students use my article here and my technology article to get a start. Then for instructions in writing, you are welcome to have them look at my articles about writing research papers.

Question: Can you suggest research topics about life or biological science?

Answer: Here are some life sciences topics:

1. What are the most interesting recent discoveries deep in the ocean?

2. How is studying the microbiome of the planet going to be important to environmental studies?

3. How can we best make food more nutritious in developing nations?

4. How can we prevent pandemics?

5. How can we prepare for the eventual post-antibiotic world?

6. Can changing their microbiome help people overcome problems of stress, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder?

Question: I am a grade 8 student. I'm having difficulty finding a good topic that has a connection to Biology. Can you help me? Or make a suggestion for an essay topic about biology?

Answer: I have a many different topic lists and some are easier for younger students and include topics that are Biology or science related. Check out these articles for ideas, look for "health topics," "Medicine," or other issues relating to Biology: This article has a list of many topics, a topic generator and also gives you steps for starting your paper: Don't forget to also look for my articles about how to write your paper step by step. You can find my articles on my profile, or Google "VirginiaLynne" and "owlcation."

Question: What do you think of the topic, "How can Darwin's Theory be used to prove similar behavior between humans and monkeys?" for a science research paper?

Answer: I think your question could be clearer:

1. Does Darwin's theory predict similar human and monkey behavior?

2. How does Darwin's theory help us analyze human behavior?

Question: What are some interesting topic ideas about astronomy and physics?

Answer: "Is there a multiverse? What is the evidence of a multiverse?"

"What was the universe like at the beginning of time?"

"How did the beginning of the universe make life possible?"

"What is the importance of string theory?"

"Are there other planets that support life?"

"What would life be like on other planets?"

"What do meteors teach us about the universe?"

Question: Can you suggest research topics about dementia?

Answer: 1.What causes dementia?

2.What is the best treatment for people with dementia?

3. Why has there been a sharp increase in people with Alzheimer's disease?

4. How well do drugs to slow down dementia work?

5. How is dementia best diagnosed?

Additionally, I've written several articles on Alzheimer's and dementia that you might want to look at, you can find them by Googling "Alzheimer's" and "VirginiaLynne on HealDove"

Question: What research topics can be suitable for a civil engineering student? I am currently in Grade 12 STEM and planning to pursue Civil Engineering in college.

Answer: 1. What are the best Fiber Reinforced Composites?

2. How to best develop sustainable technology for infrastructure?

3. How to do effective seismic auditing and retrofitting of buildings?

4. How to utilize industrial waste efficiently?

5. How can nanotechnology best help in civil engineering?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on February 19, 2020:

Hi Alan, I am glad you are learning English. If you did not find a topic in this list, don't worry! I have about 25 different other lists. You can find them by either looking at my profile page, or Googling my name and "essay topics."

Alan on February 19, 2020:

Hi, I'am Englısh Language Teaching student and I have to choose either a scientific or academic topic for a DİSCUSSİON. I almost checked all the topics but I couldn't choose one because the topics were difficult for me to discuss on them. Although I chose 2 topics to search for details, but I didn't get details enough, and also the topic must have different prespective by researchers. Pleasse can you help me, what should I do?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on January 14, 2020:

Hi Fatima, you should probably talk about the causes of CAD, symptoms, best practices in treating CAD, current research in the area, and what lifestyle changes a person can do to prevent/treat CAD.

Fatima Akhtar on January 12, 2020:

Hi, I am grade 12 student and i am doing a very important presentation on CAD coronary artery disease also known as Ischemic heart disease (IHD). So, can you please suggest me an attractive topic for the presentation and also some important points to talk about during presentation?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on January 08, 2020:

Hi Michelle, it helps to have a research question that you are going to answer. The question can then be answered in more than one way and the different answers can be the topics. Or your question can have one answer and the reasons for that answer are your topics. Here are some possible questions: What are the positive and negative impacts of listening to music? What is the mechanism of how music affects the brain? Can listening to music help people to learn? Can music help Alzheimer's patients?

Michelle on January 06, 2020:

I have a research paper for science and I am wanting to do it on how music effects the brain. Do you have any suggestions to help with breaking my paper down into specifics?

Alaya on September 30, 2019:

This website is Cool, and its helps me with my homework I’m in 7th

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on August 19, 2019:

Hi Landon, any of these topics could be made into a research paper of 5 pages or longer.

Landon Holden on August 19, 2019:

Could any of these topics be 5 pages long for research

Taylor Bound on May 16, 2019:

I would love to see an article on evolution

Hannah on February 06, 2019:

I am interested in topics related to the five senses.

Rose on January 07, 2019:

Best experimental research topic for a grade 12 stem student

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on January 03, 2019:

Rica and Tomy, I have many more articles on topics for students of all ages. One that might be especially helpful is my one that gives Easy Argument Topics with Research Links and Sample Essays (includes a section on Technology and several Health-related topics). Here is the link:

Rica on January 03, 2019:

Hi, Can you suggest some topics for the grade 11 stem students

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on December 20, 2018:

Hi Carter, I have many different articles on topics. This one is all about psychology topics:

Carter Stuart on December 20, 2018:

I would like if you added more psychology topics and research ideas. I want to be a psychologist and I feel this can be really helpful

Anonymous on October 22, 2018:

I like physics!

The study of bodies in space is cool.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on October 14, 2018:

I have lots of health topics. Search “health essay topics” VirginiaLynne Owlcation. I have so many articles that I actually search for my own topics that way too!

MIchael M on October 11, 2018:

i want to know more about peoples health any suggestions?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on October 06, 2018:

Sakhithya--ask this as a question and I can give you some topics.

Sakhithya on October 06, 2018:

Hey ! I want do a science thesis and i am looking for a topic.I will feel happy of you give a topic related to space research.

Melissa Dekle on August 30, 2018:

Great article!

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on August 01, 2018:

Sure Kayla, you can find 100 different topic ideas in my article here:

kayla pajanconi on July 31, 2018:

Hello.. I wanted to write a research about human psychology. Would you mind to help me? Can you give me some topics that would be helpful to me?

Connor on May 21, 2018:

thanks this was so helpfull

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on April 27, 2018:

1. How can math be made more interesting for students?

2. Is flipped classrooms the best way to teach math?

3. How can underrepresented groups be best encouraged to be math majors in college?

4. How can machine learning be integrated best into predictive simulation?

5. How can mathmatic modeling of 2D materials be best done?

Datlon on April 27, 2018:

Is there any thing about math or something like that

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on April 16, 2018:

Hi Alex, you could research about the ecology of mangroves, how they are being affected by rising seas, or what is being done to preserve them.

Alex L on April 15, 2018:

I live close to mangroves, are there any investigations regarding them?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on March 22, 2018:

Hi Margaux, I have many more articles with research ideas. Some of them involve questions that you can research online and others could be questions you could do with your campus peers. I would suggest that you look carefully through my profile to find the other articles. I'm sure you can find a project that would work for your purposes!

Margaux Gillan on March 22, 2018:

I had an experience with true experimental research last year, but then it failed because my sampling method was off. I’m ought to make another research, whatever design, as a requirement to graduate. However, I don’t know what topic I should pursue. And I’m quite cautious of doing another experimental research type. These topics you’ve provided are indeed helpful, but then I don’t think I can use them in a small campus based research. Can you recommend any more topics that I may use? That can involve students (within our campus) for data collection. I’m a STEM senior high student by the way, if that could help.

Thank you so much. -Margaux

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on February 28, 2018:

Hi Selena. For a science journal, you need to record the date, the information you get from a source and the bibliographical information. Generally, I suggest that students write a short summary of the information they get from a source and then their response to that information, which can include what they learned, what questions the information made you think about, and what you thought was useful or important.

Selena Leong on February 27, 2018:

This real helped me I was looking for topics for my research paper for days. Great thanks alot.

Any advice on how to write a science journal ?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on February 26, 2018:

Hi Gloria, there are some life science samples in the topics above. Here are a couple more:

How is DNA analysis of ancient bones changing our concept of the evolutionary tree?

How is Biopharma changing healthcare?

Yolo on February 26, 2018:

Thanks so much

Gloria T. Jauod. on February 26, 2018:

I haven't tried doing science research but I want to try. I am interested on life science. Could you give me some samples?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on January 22, 2018:

That's a good idea explorer.

explorer1234 on January 22, 2018:

More topics related to space science would be great!

Valerie Chan on January 19, 2018:

Interesting research on a great app for me to get a great time to share.

Angelyn on January 17, 2018:

I love all the topics. All of it are interesting. Well, i need something for my research that the output will be tangible or can be use by others. Thanks for the help.

Alice on January 11, 2018:

can you do a topic on drugs cigarettes and smoking?

Jerome Allen on January 05, 2018:

This is a very great website

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on December 19, 2017:

Hi Bella--You need to look at my science fair article about growing flowers.

bella on December 19, 2017:

hi love the articles but Im doing a lab that the title is: will a flower grow faster and more efficiently in cold or hot water but I don't know that purpose is? or the hypothesis.

katie eldeen on December 14, 2017:

ok thankyou so much you have been very helpful I think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on December 12, 2017:

Hi Katie--I'd start with an example of when the physics of motion is helpful, or used, or happens in daily life. To decide which sort of motion to research, I'd go to some physics websites (or even Wikipedia) and look up the different kinds and see which one you find most interesting, or which one you think you could find the most information about. Sometimes, I suggest that before choosing a topic that students do some preliminary research, looking for information. If you can't find anything useful in 30 minutes or so, you should probably choose another topic.

katie eldeen on December 11, 2017:

hi Virginia, I love your articles. I'm doing a 10-15 page research paper on physics of motion. this is a huge topic and I really need a good attention grabber. I have no idea what section of motion I'm going to be discussing, I also need some advice there. if you could help I would really appreciate it

[email protected] on December 05, 2017:

I need this for my science and research class. I could see it's of great help.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on December 04, 2017:

Hi Mega Sai, It would be a good idea for you to look at my other articles about how to write research papers and argument papers.

Mega Sai on December 04, 2017:

hi ,i am so much intrested in doing research on an intresting topic thatsy i have selected the topic related to nano materials.can any one give an idea how to approach in the topic related to nanomaterials

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on November 30, 2017:

Hi Katie--You might want to look at my article on Technology topics because that has information about physical science topics. If you are working on Creationism, you might want to see my article about "Can Christians believe in Evolution?

katie eldeen on November 29, 2017:

I need a cool topic about physical science, can you help?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on November 08, 2017:

Good point, Jenna--I'll add a Chemistry section.

Good point Jenna--I'll add a Chemistry section.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on November 03, 2017:

Yes, Eli--astronomy is the study of the universe and that is part of science.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on October 11, 2017:

Marley, you have a good idea about endangered animals. Here are some samples: How do we best save endangered animals? Or you can pick a specific one to talk about. How do we balance the interests of people and animals on our planet? Does buying up land and setting it aside as a nature refuge work to save endangered animals? Does Ecotourism help save endangered animals?

Marley on October 11, 2017:

Maybe topics about endangered animals? Those are very interesting to me and other people.

Dameon on October 03, 2017:

infectious diseases like the flesh eating disease is interesting to read about.

lauren on September 22, 2017:

really interested in molecular biology and genome mapping

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on September 22, 2017:

Sure Samantha, although I don't know what information is available on that topic. You can search for "dog communication" in Google Scholar to get some idea of any studies that have already been done.

Samantha on September 22, 2017:

we are doing a project for science and i want to do a project on how dogs communicate, would that be related to science?

mahnoor on September 20, 2017:

please add some plant related topics

Anonymous on September 08, 2017:

Interested in animals

maria on August 27, 2017:

interested in moleculer biology and medicine

Ahmed on August 25, 2017:

I am Interest in Data and communication network specially in performance analysis of VoIP over Wimax networks

Tshivhinda Murunwa on August 24, 2017:

Thank you so much

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on August 23, 2017:

Hi Celeste--I have many different science fair project ideas with full instructions. Look at my profile for ideas.

Riley Bozarth on August 23, 2017:

Plenty of cool topics in the Astronomy and Physics category

Celeste on August 23, 2017:

I am at school and I wanna ask. What would be a good project for science research class? Were having difficulty picking a project for our 'science fair'. It isn't really a science fair though more like a presentation. What good ideas can I use with like space stuff?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on August 20, 2017:

EunJae, you might want to look at my science experiment about the salinity of water in agriculture.

EunJae on August 20, 2017:

How about in agricultural aspects? Are there any common problems that arising nowadays? I really need help. Thank you.

kabiru on August 19, 2017:

it was interesting

Yusuf kurt on August 19, 2017:

I'm really interested in theoretical physics

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on August 11, 2017:

Hi Lily, I have a lot of different science fair projects I have designed. The one that seems to suit your idea best is "How does salt water affect seed germination." It is on owlcation, and you can find it by searching my profile page or googling it, or this link:

Lily on August 11, 2017:

Hi Virginia. I have a science fair coming up and I need help for a topic. So I've already put down environmental management as my topic and "destruction" as my heading because I was going to conduct an experiment on something else. But now that won't work and I'm planning on doing a research project. So do you have any ideas of what I could say that has anything to do with the destruction of the earth? It would help if you would reply ASAP. Thanks xxx

[email protected] on August 05, 2017:

Thank you for this information and I am learning from you

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on July 29, 2017:

Hi Annie, you might try one of the following: Do multi media science presentations work more effectively to help students retain information? Which type of multi media teaching method is most effective for science students?

Annie Blase on July 29, 2017:

hi! ..I would like to have a research on teaching science through multimedia,, any suggestions what would be a good topic? Thank you..

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on July 10, 2017:

Jessica--Good topic idea! Something like: What is the value of space exploration of other planets for humans?

Jessica Jones on July 10, 2017:

I think something on how looking at other planets in the universe helps us learn more about our own would be a good topic

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 19, 2017:

Hi Suzie! You've come to the right place. I have over 100 articles on writing and other articles on doing science projects. You can see my articles under my profile or just search for a topic. You can also see other articles written by me linked on the side.

Suzie Sheep on June 19, 2017:

Hello Mrs. I would like some more tips for my students in my class. They all need a project on something. Cheers.

Mini on June 18, 2017:

Thank you so much ma'am

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 17, 2017:

Hi Mini--I will add some microbiology topics. Thanks for the suggestion. Here are a couple of ideas taken from currently important research: What is the recent update on the Corynebacterium species and their clinical significance? What are the best ways for medical personnel to handle the growing problem of antibacterial resistance? Can older techniques like anti-microbial peptides be used effectively to treat bacteria?

Mini on June 17, 2017:

I would like to know some potential research topics​ related to medical microbiology. I am currently doing my bachelor's in microbiology.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 15, 2017:

Hi Gaea and Meeme, I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for in applied science but you might want to check out my science fair experiments or else look at my topics regarding technology topics.

Meeme on June 15, 2017:

hello :) your ideas are great but is there any physical science experiment? just a simple experiment please? we're already on experimental research.

Gaea on June 15, 2017:

Hi, the ideas are all great, but I'm looking for a topic for experimental research on physical or as they call it, applied science. Can you help me with that?

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 12, 2017:

Hi Purple--You might want to look at my article about Technology Topics. That one includes more links to articles. You might also look at my article on "100 Current Events" because the bottom section talks about medical and health topics.

Purple on June 11, 2017:

Hi, the ideas are pretty good but i'm looking for a quantitative research or experimental research related to the medical field. I have seen some from the given topics but i'm hoping there's more. :)

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 07, 2017:

Hi JJ-Try looking at my article on technology topics because that has a lot of links to help you out. If you are actually doing a science experiment and not just a research paper, I have a lot of different step-by-step experiments too. You can find them by going to my profile page.

Jj on June 07, 2017:

Are there easy topics that a secondary student could handle. Your ideas are good but its hard

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on May 17, 2017:

Hi Anne--You might want to look at my article on 100 Technology ideas. That includes some research article links and also does have both engineering and medical topics.

Anne Nonaemusk on May 17, 2017:

Just wanted to say that this website is very helpful in our PR 1, but my classmate and I are still confused on what research topic to tackle. I'm pursuing the medical field (STEM); my friend's engineering (STEM). Could you please suggest some topics for the both of us? We'd also greatly appreciate suggestions coming from the fellow readers.

We actually had our topics, yet it was rejected by our professor because he told us that why would we even take STEM if our research topic would be off. So, we're struggling now in changing our topic. Please reply ASAP? Thank you very much! -A. N.

Ananya on May 12, 2017:

Great! Thanks for the ideas!

Everest on May 12, 2017:

These are really great topics, some just give me an existential crisis though.

Cristina Narvaez on May 12, 2017:

Very helpful and mind blowing topics..

austinedgmon on May 11, 2017:

this site is cool and helpful

Mike on May 10, 2017:

Thank you for your collection of topics.

fghhfghf on May 04, 2017:

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