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Stop Worrying, 7th Grades! Here are 35 Rad Science Fair Topics
Making projects for science fair topics for 7th grade is a unique way in teaching children scientific concepts that are difficult to understand. Which is why they must be fun, creative, and easy to try.
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Academics beyond textbooks and classroom walls make a better impact. Science fairs projects are one such kind of learning medium, where the toughest topics can be explained with interesting models and graphical representations. With a little help, any subject can be turned into an eye pleasing science fair project. To make science fair topics for 7th grade worth the effort, let the students pick the topics they like.
List of Science Fairs Topics for 7th Grade
- How does a magnet affect radish plant growth?
- Does temperature affect the performance of a fuel cell?
- Which building design will best withstand an earthquake?
- What techniques do air traffic controllers use to control air traffic? How efficient are these techniques?
- How does temperature affect the survival rate of aquatic plants?
- Can animals see in the dark better than humans? Explain how.
- Does shoe design really affect an athlete’s jumping height?
- What kind of fertilizers work better? Natural or synthetic?
- What light brightness makes plants grow the best?
- How much weight can the surface tension of water hold?
- Can people tell artificial smells from real ones?
- How does music affect animal and plant behavior?
- What is the best way to prevent an ice cube from melting?
- How is out heart rate affected by the food we eat?
- What are the terrible effects of acid rain?
- Can background noise levels affect how well we concentrate?
- Do antioxidants really improve a human’s life span?
- How does temperature affect the growth of yeast or mold on bread?
- Does the species of wood affect the rate at which it burns?
- How does talking on a cell phone or listening to music affect reaction time?
- Do we remember a sequence of letters and numbers better if they hear or see the sequence first?
- What is the importance of breakfast in our lives? How does it affect our metabolism rate?
- How does music influence learning and memory?
- Do daily memory-oriented activities slow memory loss at occurs with aging?
- How does caffeine and nicotine affect bacterial growth?
- What antibacterial properties do extracts from basil and mint plants have?
- What effects do garlic and vitamin C have on high blood pressure in people?
- Does the Atkins high-protein diet really work?
- How does exercise affect heart rate recovery?
- How does light affect the vitamin C content of juice?
- How effective are herbal oils and DEET as mosquito repellents?
- Can vocal wave form patterns be used to identify individuals?
- Can computer systems for recognizing human motion be used to counter terrorism?
- How does sunspot activity affect radio reception?
- How does the air temperature affect carbon monoxide emissions when a car is first started?
Participating in science fair projects encourages the child to read and learn more about myriad subjects. Getting involved in your child’s academics will not only motivate the child but also help you develop a bond of trust and reliability. However, you need to support the child and not do the project for him. Doing the entire project by yourself will make your child handicapped and defeat the whole purpose of the science fair.
The above list science fair topics for 7th grade are extremely easy to do. Ask your child to write a script to explain to the viewers what the project is all about. The simpler the script, the easier it is for him to understand and to explain it. Science fair projects help a great deal in explaining scientific concepts in a jiffy.
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Seventh-grade teachers often assign research papers to help their students learn to locate, analyze and document research material. Ask your students to select a research topic in a specific area, such as literature, science, history or technology, if you want to stress a particular subject. Or, allow them to choose a topic from your list of suggestions, such as "how to" or "pros/cons" papers. Research topics should tie into your seventh-grade curriculum so students gain a deeper, broader understanding of relevant subject matter.
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1 Current Events
Ask your students to choose a current events topic so they learn how to conduct research in newspapers and on Internet news websites. Ensure they have access to reputable newspapers, magazines and online resources. Suggest local, national or international news stories that cover major events, political issues, crimes or pop culture.
Encourage your students to select debatable, highly informative or thought-provoking current events; daily weather reports and sports scores are too basic. The goal is to help them learn to distinguish fact from opinion and locate reputable information. Set a requirement that they must consult a specific number of resources, such as two newspapers and two online news websites.
2 "How-To" Themes
Opt for a "how-to" theme if you want your students to research key steps in a process, according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Tell your class that the topics must relate to social studies, science, history, literature, technology or business. You don't want students researching overly familiar topics, such as how to ride a bike or how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Suggest plausible topics -- how a bill becomes a law, how to open a savings account, how to take care of a chinchilla, how to become president of the United States, how to write a poem or how a magnet works. Encourage your students to choose a "how-to" topic that they currently know little or nothing about. They can research information in books, textbooks, encyclopedias, academic journals and on reputable websites.
3 "Pros and Cons" Papers
Encourage your students to select a research topic that covers both the pros and cons of a particular issue, according to the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Seventh-graders must learn how to analyze both sides of an issue to avoid bias, evaluating a variety of resources to draw logical, well-supported conclusions. Suggest possible topics, such as the advantages and disadvantages associated with the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, positive and negative effects of the Crusades, benefits and drawbacks to having metal detectors in schools or the pros and cons of texting as a form of communication.
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Instruct your seventh-graders to research social topics, such as violence in schools, drug or alcohol abuse, animal rights, homelessness, police brutality, illiteracy, teen suicide or eating disorders, recommends the Linden Public Schools in New Jersey. They must use statistical data, commentary from professionals in the field and research from medical or psychological journals to back their findings. Encourage them to address opposing views in their papers, providing reasons why those angles are wrong or misleading. Provide research materials, such as periodicals, books, EBSCO computer services and Internet access to help them locate viable information.
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Essay writing or writing dissertation is an integral part of education at any level, middle school, high school, or college. Some of the most common essays are on science research topics, and they are also quite interesting. However, choosing research paper topics isn’t as straightforward as you’d like. You’ll need to carry out a survey on and draw inspiration from several scientific research topics before finally choosing one. Choosing science topics, especially if they are argumentative essay topics , to write about can be a frustrating task, especially when science is a pretty wide subject. If you need inspiration on interesting science topics, we’ll give you some science research paper ideas. But, first, let’s talk about how to choose the best science research paper topics – it makes things easier.
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Being a very broad subject, students often find choosing a science topic for a research paper difficult. However, the secret is knowing what scientific research questions will make for a good paper, and what people will want to read. So, when choosing science topics for papers, here are tips you can follow to make the task easier.
- Choose cool science topics you’re interested in and that’ll interest your readers.
- Search online for research question examples science for ideas on what your paper should be about.
- Avoid choosing too-broad research topics for high school, to ensure your work is well detailed.
- Consider contemporary scientific research questions concerning recent happenings; they can be fun to write
- Read your notes and online academic papers for inspiration on good science research paper topics.
- Choose simple but highly informative research topics for high school students.
- Choose good science topics you have some knowledge of and can confidently talk about.
- Learn how to choose science topics for high school to make things easier.
- Be familiar with the dos and don’ts of choosing scientific research paper topics.
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Knowing the dos and don’ts of choosing a science title helps you select a good topic and ultimately write an outstanding paper. So, when searching for science topics for presentations,
- Do understand that there are different topics in science you can research on;
- Do read extensively for science research paper ideas; it helps you know what to write about;
- Don’t include words like “Research of” or “Study of” in your chosen science topics to research;
- Don’t choose high school science research paper topics with scanty or inaccessible information available;
- Do check online for interesting science research ideas on how to write your paper;
- Feel free to ask your instructor, colleagues, or seniors for scientific research ideas.
When searching for interesting science topics or social media research topics related to science to writing on, you will find different ones on different subjects, which can be confusing. You can follow the tips we listed for choosing science-related topics for a research paper. Meanwhile, here are some science paper topics you can use if none is forthcoming.
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- The future of commercial space flight
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- Do men pass on genetic abnormalities to their posterity as they age?
- How can men’s exercise affect the traits they pass on to their children?
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- What kinds of fertilizers work best, chemical or natural?
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- Can food affect the heart, how?
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Feel free to choose from this scientific research topics list for your science research paper. There are many things to research where science is concerned, including stem research topics , among others. There is no shortage of scientific topics to research and choosing the best one gets easy when you know how to. If you’ve chosen a topic and you need help writing on them, you can contact our professional writing service. We have a team of experts who can write on any science topic and ensure you meet your deadline.
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Since you are reading this page, you might be looking for good research topics for your school or college papers or just need a little bit of inspiration to start or continue. Regardless if you are looking for psychology research topics for college students or hope to find something that will simply stand out, remember that choosing a good topic is already half of a successful paper. If you choose something you know well and the subject meets your list of arguments, continue with an outline and come up with an excellent paper. Your topic must be competitive and unique, which is why it is so important to look through the list of possible research paper ideas.
How to Choose a Topic for a Research Paper?
Before you give up on your challenges and think about a cheap research paper , take your time to learn what it means to choose a good topic. You should start with the following checklist that will help you to brainstorm the best research paper topics:
- Explore Things That Interest You.
- Check Your List of Relevant Sources.
- Consult Your Grading Rubric.
- Brainstorm Competitive Research Topic Ideas.
- Talk to Your Course Instructor or a School Teacher.
Moreover, always take time to check similar research papers but remember about possible plagiarism risks and always provide due reference if you mention any idea that is not yours.
What is a Good Topic for a Research Paper?
As a rule, a good topic for a research paper must meet provided assignment requirements to the letter. If you are not sure about some aspect, always ask your college professor or talk to your teacher in advance.
Next, you must choose something that you know well and provide more than one opinion unless you are asked to provide your opinion only . It is also recommended to avoid topics that are too broad because you may easily make your research too vague.
Most importantly, your chosen topic should also reflect your main thesis statement or an argument that you make.
The List of Research Topics by Field of Study
As you are thinking about various research paper topics ideas, it is high time to consider taking a closer look at our helpful list that has all the necessities provided by categories. Regardless if you need something useful for your middle school paper or you keep looking for something controversial and demanding, our 250+ research topics list includes it all.
Science research paper topics
- Should nanotechnologies be made available to the general public?
- Should genetic experiments be banned completely?
- What are the challenges of conversion to green energy?
- How can additional research in the field of Chemistry improve food quality?
- The connection of chemicals in the seawater and the weather changes.
- The implementation of bioluminescence aspects in medical applications.
- The boron nitride research and crystallization.
- The future of non-petroleum manufacturing.
- The ethical side of pharmaceutical competition and pollution.
- The ways how biocomputing technology assists in scientific research.
English research paper topics
- The consequences of negativity in modern literature.
- Professional jargon on social media.
- How does language help to shape one's cultural identity?
- The link of language aspects to literacy.
- The use of language in political competition.
- The challenges of modern English literature.
- How can specific words impact our perception of things?
- Neuro-linguistic programming in the English language.
- The linguistic peculiarities between middle and low-class communities.
- The use of automatic grammar checkers in education.
Literature research paper topics
- The portrayal of gender roles in the literature of the 18th century.
- How has the mystery genre changed with the arrival of digital technologies?
- The digital books vs books in print.
- How has modern literature changed in the last two decades?
- The challenges of modern book authors.
- The perception of religion in modern literature.
- The analysis of "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.
- How do allusions and metaphors help in literature?
- Do history books help college students to learn the subject?
- How can reading books improve a person's mental state?
- The Declaration of Independence 1776 analysis.
- The challenges of slavery in the United States.
- What has caused the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863?
- The Civil War’s causes and effects.
- The cultural impact of Native Americans.
- The echoes of the Vietnam War.
- The Black Lives Matter Social Movement
- How has industrialization changed American society?
- Interwar Period in popular media.
- The portrayal of the Great Depression.
Healthcare research topics
- How should stem cell research be approached?
- Will portable medical devices create a revolution in the ER department?
- Is the building of artificial organs ethical?
- The causes of colon cancer.
- The link between antibiotics overuse and the increase in epidemics.
- What causes the long-forgotten diseases to return once again in 2021?
- How do annual doctor visits prevent diseases and help people to stay healthy?
- Is autism an illness and how can it be helped?
- The ways to help people with epilepsy.
- The origins of the West Nile virus.
Law and criminology research paper topics
- The problem of sexual harassment in the workplace.
- What causes hate crimes towards a race?
- The list of war crimes committed by the United States.
- An analysis of police brutality.
- What causes human rights activists to become biased?
- How can juvenile crimes be decreased?
- Should the drug courts be modified?
- What are criminal justice ethics?
- The pros and cons of capital punishment?
- Crime prevention with the help of social media.
Anthropology research paper topics
- The agricultural practices and religious beliefs.
- The role of omen in Ancient Roman culture.
- Analysis of the burial customs in Europe.
- The body image modification challenges in 2021.
- The role of cinematography in history studies.
- What causes the biocultural evolution of humans?
- The digital communication aspects.
- Immersion between Western and Eastern cultures.
- Biological deformation during the Vietnam War.
- The challenges of biological determinism.
Math research topics
- The types of Math used in our daily life.
- The use of numerical data in healthcare.
- Analysis of the binomial theorem.
- The use of a philosophical approach in Maths.
- The use of geometry for the creation of a matrix.
- How can imaginary numbers help in prognosis?
- How can discrete geometry be approached?
- What are the main challenges of students failing to cope with Math problems?
- The use of n-dimensional spaces in 3D design.
- The use of Maths and Horn's paradox.
Social science topics for research papers
- The role of social movements in 2021.
- How can the youth culture shape be helpful to prevent crimes?
- The problems of class conflict and inequality in the United States.
- How can gender studies help people to approach their sexuality?
- The challenges of food sociology.
- How can community work help students learn better?
- How can social media contacts improve one's social skills?
- How has mass media changed in the last two decades?
- The reasons behind the major gender stereotypes.
- The race and the cultural perceptions.
Ethics paper topics
- The pros and cons of plastic surgery.
- Should abortion be banned in the United States?
- How safe is animal testing?
- Why should capital punishment be banned?
- The reasons behind human trafficking.
- Are human beings good or evil by nature?
- Should the pharmaceutical industry be fully governmental?
- Is ethnic adoption racial?
- The pros and cons of childhood stardom.
- Should euthanasia be allowed?
Education research paper topics
- The pros and cons of Montessori schools.
- Should children adopt technology from early childhood?
- The challenges of computer literacy in 2021.
- How have the learning styles changed during Covid-19?
- Should the government fund education and make it free?
- The charter school’s pros and cons.
- The use of technology in education.
- What are the main issues of school safety in 2021?
- How good is online education?
- Should school exams and tests become universal?
Research Paper Topics Based On Different Education Levels
We all know what it felt like to be a middle school student who needed just a bit of help and inspiration to start writing. Keeping this fact in mind, we came up with a helpful list of research paper topic examples based on various educational levels.
Middle School Paper Topics
- My role model.
- What does friendship mean to you?
- How can social media increase our safety?
- The social movements in my community.
- How can school students fight procrastination?
- The ways to combat bullying in school.
- Why living with a pet makes people better.
- The subject I would like to add to my school curriculum.
- My favorite personality in American history.
- Should children be allowed to vote and why?
5th-grade research paper topics
- Why do people have to sleep?
- Who has founded hip-hop music?
- How do smartphones connect?
- How do our pets recognize us?
- How did the ancient sailors navigate through their journeys?
6th-grade research paper topics
- Does the curse of the pharaohs really exist?
- How do dolphins communicate?
- How does our brain retrieve memories?
- How can we help grandparents become better with computers?
- The importance of Martin Luther King Jr. for me .
7th-grade research paper topics
- How can children address global warming and climate changes?
- The great inventors in history (Thomas Edison, for example, or N. Tesla).
- How can video games help us do better at school?
- What causes tornadoes and how can we stay safe?
- The cultural peculiarities of X country.
8th-grade research paper topics
- What is the code of samurai warriors?
- How has The Black Lives Matter movement changed lives in my local community.
- The use of the Internet among teenagers and the apparent dangers.
- How can we make school safety better?
- How has popular music changed during the last three years?
High School research topics
- What was the significance of the Magna Carta for England?
- The ways high school students can get ready for college.
- How tobacco use affects our lungs.
- How can sports or music make us better at socializing?
- The history and significance of the Olympic games.
- The ecological issues in my local community.
- What is necessary to create a successful video blog post?
- The best ways to study more efficiently when in high school.
- The tips and tricks to using Google in 2021.
- How can social media help students become more inventive?
9th-grade research paper topics
- How will genetic engineering change our future?
- The main beliefs in the Roman Empire.
- How can social movements control the perception of the world's issues?
- The causes of the Great Depression.
- My favorite personality in 19th-century literature.
- The First Moon Landing in the popular media.
- How has rap music brought up the majority of social problems?
- How can science help to prevent and identify crimes?
- Startup projects and the school students.
- The ways we can participate in international volunteering.
12th-grade research paper topics
- Would the elimination of the grading system in schools improve the learning outcomes?
- What are the main goals of feminists?
- The diversity in school.
- Should students who graduate create special clubs or unions?
- The censorship and the Internet.
Senior research paper topics
- Should recreational marijuana be banned?
- How have our lives changed since September 11th?
- Will AI tools appear helpful in education (prognosis paper)?
- The link of social media use to anxiety and depression.
- Do smartphones increase or decrease our productivity?
College research paper topics
- How can a college student cope with college debt?
- The weight gain problem among first-year college students.
- How can approaching mental help services keep anxious students safe?
- The use of additional online courses and academic success.
- The most efficient methods to improve one's memory.
- The effect of college challenges on future choices.
- The cons and pros of remote education.
- How can college bullying be reduced?
- The importance of sports and music while in college.
- The Waldorf education and modern college life.
Good Research Paper Topics
Without a doubt, we all need good research paper topics as we do not want to spend too much time and would rather wish to have something funny. Here are some ideas to keep your creativity high:
Funny Research Paper Topics
- What was the life of a Sparta warrior?
- Should plastic surgery businesses be banned?
- The pros and cons of playing video games at work.
- Can telling a lie be beneficial?
- Are we really what we eat?
- Can our childhood shape our destiny?
- How does the sixth sense work?
- How can you keep your brain always engaged?
- The most efficient ways to remember things.
- Do we form our taste in music by instinct or it is acquired?
Easy research paper topics
- Do men really have to protect women?
- The role of AI for social media.
- The false image of forensic science created by popular TV shows.
- Why do people watch horror movies?
- How can students make their opinion heard?
- Why did the Black Lives Matter movement become so popular?
- The pros and cons of the small living space.
- The link between profit and social responsibility.
- The reasons why people become biased.
- The pros and cons of being a celebrity.
Interesting research paper topics
- Is Atheism considered a religion?
- Is coffee harmful to our health?
- The mental aspect of being a Vegetarian.
- How can everyone become happy?
- The pros and cons of technology use in a child's life in 2021.
- What causes people to choose certain behavior types when stressed?
- The impact of video games on the human brain.
- How can music become a mental remedy for people facing PTSD?
- The global warming challenge vs myths.
- How should people address the Covid-19 problem?
Other great research paper topics
The ones who would like to turn to more challenging topics for research paper can consider the list below. It includes everything from controversial to creative subjects.
Controversial research paper topics
- The negative aspect of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Should social media bloggers become involved in politics?
- Should vaccination be obligatory?
- How does censorship affect our freedom of speech?
- Climate change is the largest myth.
- The pros and cons of gender equality.
- The portrayal of heroes in action movies.
- Can scientists be objective?
- Is democracy the best approach?
- The gun control laws in 2021.
Persuasive Research Paper Topics
- There should be more than 12 jurors present in courts.
- The felons should be allowed to vote.
- Religious institutions should pay taxes.
- AI technology should be under strict control.
- Climate change is a reversible process.
- Cheerleading should be considered a sport.
- College athletes should receive more financial support.
- Palm oil production causes deforestation.
- Genetically modified foods are dangerous.
- The animals should be considered as individuals.
Environmental topics for research papers
- The problem of the wildfires and the temperature rise.
- How can noise pollution be addressed?
- The use of remote sensing to prevent damage.
- How can urban ecology be improved?
- The pros and cons of renewable energy.
- The negative effect of sunlight on human skin.
- How can the rivers be kept clean?
- The practices of Native Americans in relation to nature protection?
- Environmental protection as a science.
- The challenges of Bioremediation in 2021.
Global issue topics for research papers
- The impact of Covid-19 on planet Earth.
- The pros and cons of remote education.
- The negative influence of social media.
- The risks related to bitcoin mining practices.
- How can people challenge illegal gambling?
- The police violence and the safety issues.
- Should people still read the books in print?
- The role of grandparents in the lives of modern children?
- How should college students approach plagiarism?
- The ways to challenge air pollution.
Analytical research paper topics
- Why do people have various phobias?
- How can one get rid of alcohol addiction?
- What is the moral side of telling a lie?
- What causes our body to ask for more sugar?
- How do our memories often become false?
- Is love only a mixture of chemical reactions?
- What is the essence of being a true American?
- How do European people perceive Americans?
- Ways to improve communication between parents and children.
- Why do we have nightmares?
Religion paper topics
- How do people understand the will of God?
- Are all religions biased?
- Can religions become united?
- What are the ways to settle down various religious conflicts?
- Do religious people take a special niche in society?
- Should religious education be compulsory?
- Should alternative religious practices be banned?
- The religion on social media.
- The innocence of children in various religions.
- The pros and cons of religious literature.
- How can playing a musical instrument improve a person's mental state?
- How have music listening practices changed during the last two decades?
- The history of rock music.
- Is metal music always aggressive?
- The acoustic peculiarities of the banjo.
- Should music producers have due education?
- The role of rap music in modern social movements.
- How can AI compose music?
- The role of Physics in the creation of innovative synthesis methods.
- The music among the world's tribal people.
Entertainment and Sport
- Should sports bets be made illegal?
- The moral side of martial arts.
- Should women compete against men in most sports?
- Should college athletes have adjusted study curriculums?
- How can children become engaged in sports?
- The political bias in sports.
- Should the Olympic Games be a shared event?
- How can sports help to fight addiction?
- Video games are not a sport.
- The philosophy of chess.
- Technology makes us lazy.
- How the use of smartphones helps to save lives.
- The use of AI-powered technologies in education.
- Can a modern person survive without technology in 2022.
- The generational gap and technology.
- The negative impact of social media on physical communications.
- The history of the Internet.
- The ways to prevent online risks in 2022.
- How can technology prevent human trafficking?
- How can we provide equal technology all over the world?
Creative research paper topics
- The use of children's programming on TV channels.
- The media bias problem.
- How has Instagram changed our body image perceptions?
- What does being successful mean in 2022?
- How can we improve our social skills?
- The ways how joining a band can make you creative.
- How can watching history films improve our modern skills?
- The role of college students in the scientific research world.
- The reasons behind the Israel-Palestine conflict.
- How can people with special needs receive better education?
As a rule, your research topic must pose a strong argument or explore a certain idea. If some topic is too broad for your needs, think about ways how it could be narrowed down to meet your thesis. The trick is to make it unique and let it stand out from the rest!
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As you are making your topic choice from the list above, it doesn't matter if you are looking for some medical research topics or want to explore something else because the most important in either case is to find something that inspires you. By doing so, you can impress your school teacher or a college professor by showing genuine passion and knowledge regarding the subject. Feel free to learn with the help of our research topic ideas and remember that the more you brainstorm various ideas, the better!
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One of the hardest parts of writing a research paper can be just finding a good topic to write about. Fortunately we've done the hard work for you and have compiled a list of 113 interesting research paper topics. They've been organized into ten categories and cover a wide range of subjects so you can easily find the best topic for you.
In addition to the list of good research topics, we've included advice on what makes a good research paper topic and how you can use your topic to start writing a great paper.
What Makes a Good Research Paper Topic?
Not all research paper topics are created equal, and you want to make sure you choose a great topic before you start writing. Below are the three most important factors to consider to make sure you choose the best research paper topics.
#1: It's Something You're Interested In
A paper is always easier to write if you're interested in the topic, and you'll be more motivated to do in-depth research and write a paper that really covers the entire subject. Even if a certain research paper topic is getting a lot of buzz right now or other people seem interested in writing about it, don't feel tempted to make it your topic unless you genuinely have some sort of interest in it as well.
#2: There's Enough Information to Write a Paper
Even if you come up with the absolute best research paper topic and you're so excited to write about it, you won't be able to produce a good paper if there isn't enough research about the topic. This can happen for very specific or specialized topics, as well as topics that are too new to have enough research done on them at the moment. Easy research paper topics will always be topics with enough information to write a full-length paper.
Trying to write a research paper on a topic that doesn't have much research on it is incredibly hard, so before you decide on a topic, do a bit of preliminary searching and make sure you'll have all the information you need to write your paper.
#3: It Fits Your Teacher's Guidelines
Don't get so carried away looking at lists of research paper topics that you forget any requirements or restrictions your teacher may have put on research topic ideas. If you're writing a research paper on a health-related topic, deciding to write about the impact of rap on the music scene probably won't be allowed, but there may be some sort of leeway. For example, if you're really interested in current events but your teacher wants you to write a research paper on a history topic, you may be able to choose a topic that fits both categories, like exploring the relationship between the US and North Korea. No matter what, always get your research paper topic approved by your teacher first before you begin writing.
113 Good Research Paper Topics
Below are 113 good research topics to help you get you started on your paper. We've organized them into ten categories to make it easier to find the type of research paper topics you're looking for.
- Discuss the main differences in art from the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance .
- Analyze the impact a famous artist had on the world.
- How is sexism portrayed in different types of media (music, film, video games, etc.)? Has the amount/type of sexism changed over the years?
- How has the music of slaves brought over from Africa shaped modern American music?
- How has rap music evolved in the past decade?
- How has the portrayal of minorities in the media changed?
- What have been the impacts of China's one child policy?
- How have the goals of feminists changed over the decades?
- How has the Trump presidency changed international relations?
- Analyze the history of the relationship between the United States and North Korea.
- What factors contributed to the current decline in the rate of unemployment?
- What have been the impacts of states which have increased their minimum wage?
- How do US immigration laws compare to immigration laws of other countries?
- How have the US's immigration laws changed in the past few years/decades?
- How has the Black Lives Matter movement affected discussions and view about racism in the US?
- What impact has the Affordable Care Act had on healthcare in the US?
- What factors contributed to the UK deciding to leave the EU (Brexit)?
- What factors contributed to China becoming an economic power?
- Discuss the history of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies (some of which tokenize the S&P 500 Index on the blockchain) .
- Do students in schools that eliminate grades do better in college and their careers?
- Do students from wealthier backgrounds score higher on standardized tests?
- Do students who receive free meals at school get higher grades compared to when they weren't receiving a free meal?
- Do students who attend charter schools score higher on standardized tests than students in public schools?
- Do students learn better in same-sex classrooms?
- How does giving each student access to an iPad or laptop affect their studies?
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of the Montessori Method ?
- Do children who attend preschool do better in school later on?
- What was the impact of the No Child Left Behind act?
- How does the US education system compare to education systems in other countries?
- What impact does mandatory physical education classes have on students' health?
- Which methods are most effective at reducing bullying in schools?
- Do homeschoolers who attend college do as well as students who attended traditional schools?
- Does offering tenure increase or decrease quality of teaching?
- How does college debt affect future life choices of students?
- Should graduate students be able to form unions?
- What are different ways to lower gun-related deaths in the US?
- How and why have divorce rates changed over time?
- Is affirmative action still necessary in education and/or the workplace?
- Should physician-assisted suicide be legal?
- How has stem cell research impacted the medical field?
- How can human trafficking be reduced in the United States/world?
- Should people be able to donate organs in exchange for money?
- Which types of juvenile punishment have proven most effective at preventing future crimes?
- Has the increase in US airport security made passengers safer?
- Analyze the immigration policies of certain countries and how they are similar and different from one another.
- Several states have legalized recreational marijuana. What positive and negative impacts have they experienced as a result?
- Do tariffs increase the number of domestic jobs?
- Which prison reforms have proven most effective?
- Should governments be able to censor certain information on the internet?
- Which methods/programs have been most effective at reducing teen pregnancy?
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of the Keto diet?
- How effective are different exercise regimes for losing weight and maintaining weight loss?
- How do the healthcare plans of various countries differ from each other?
- What are the most effective ways to treat depression ?
- What are the pros and cons of genetically modified foods?
- Which methods are most effective for improving memory?
- What can be done to lower healthcare costs in the US?
- What factors contributed to the current opioid crisis?
- Analyze the history and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic .
- Are low-carbohydrate or low-fat diets more effective for weight loss?
- How much exercise should the average adult be getting each week?
- Which methods are most effective to get parents to vaccinate their children?
- What are the pros and cons of clean needle programs?
- How does stress affect the body?
- Discuss the history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
- What were the causes and effects of the Salem Witch Trials?
- Who was responsible for the Iran-Contra situation?
- How has New Orleans and the government's response to natural disasters changed since Hurricane Katrina?
- What events led to the fall of the Roman Empire?
- What were the impacts of British rule in India ?
- Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?
- What were the successes and failures of the women's suffrage movement in the United States?
- What were the causes of the Civil War?
- How did Abraham Lincoln's assassination impact the country and reconstruction after the Civil War?
- Which factors contributed to the colonies winning the American Revolution?
- What caused Hitler's rise to power?
- Discuss how a specific invention impacted history.
- What led to Cleopatra's fall as ruler of Egypt?
- How has Japan changed and evolved over the centuries?
- What were the causes of the Rwandan genocide ?
- Why did Martin Luther decide to split with the Catholic Church?
- Analyze the history and impact of a well-known cult (Jonestown, Manson family, etc.)
- How did the sexual abuse scandal impact how people view the Catholic Church?
- How has the Catholic church's power changed over the past decades/centuries?
- What are the causes behind the rise in atheism/ agnosticism in the United States?
- What were the influences in Siddhartha's life resulted in him becoming the Buddha?
- How has media portrayal of Islam/Muslims changed since September 11th?
- How has the earth's climate changed in the past few decades?
- How has the use and elimination of DDT affected bird populations in the US?
- Analyze how the number and severity of natural disasters have increased in the past few decades.
- Analyze deforestation rates in a certain area or globally over a period of time.
- How have past oil spills changed regulations and cleanup methods?
- How has the Flint water crisis changed water regulation safety?
- What are the pros and cons of fracking?
- What impact has the Paris Climate Agreement had so far?
- What have NASA's biggest successes and failures been?
- How can we improve access to clean water around the world?
- Does ecotourism actually have a positive impact on the environment?
- Should the US rely on nuclear energy more?
- What can be done to save amphibian species currently at risk of extinction?
- What impact has climate change had on coral reefs?
- How are black holes created?
- Are teens who spend more time on social media more likely to suffer anxiety and/or depression?
- How will the loss of net neutrality affect internet users?
- Analyze the history and progress of self-driving vehicles.
- How has the use of drones changed surveillance and warfare methods?
- Has social media made people more or less connected?
- What progress has currently been made with artificial intelligence ?
- Do smartphones increase or decrease workplace productivity?
- What are the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom?
- How is Google search affecting our intelligence?
- When is the best age for a child to begin owning a smartphone?
- Has frequent texting reduced teen literacy rates?
How to Write a Great Research Paper
Even great research paper topics won't give you a great research paper if you don't hone your topic before and during the writing process. Follow these three tips to turn good research paper topics into great papers.
#1: Figure Out Your Thesis Early
Before you start writing a single word of your paper, you first need to know what your thesis will be. Your thesis is a statement that explains what you intend to prove/show in your paper. Every sentence in your research paper will relate back to your thesis, so you don't want to start writing without it!
As some examples, if you're writing a research paper on if students learn better in same-sex classrooms, your thesis might be "Research has shown that elementary-age students in same-sex classrooms score higher on standardized tests and report feeling more comfortable in the classroom."
If you're writing a paper on the causes of the Civil War, your thesis might be "While the dispute between the North and South over slavery is the most well-known cause of the Civil War, other key causes include differences in the economies of the North and South, states' rights, and territorial expansion."
#2: Back Every Statement Up With Research
Remember, this is a research paper you're writing, so you'll need to use lots of research to make your points. Every statement you give must be backed up with research, properly cited the way your teacher requested. You're allowed to include opinions of your own, but they must also be supported by the research you give.
#3: Do Your Research Before You Begin Writing
You don't want to start writing your research paper and then learn that there isn't enough research to back up the points you're making, or, even worse, that the research contradicts the points you're trying to make!
Get most of your research on your good research topics done before you begin writing. Then use the research you've collected to create a rough outline of what your paper will cover and the key points you're going to make. This will help keep your paper clear and organized, and it'll ensure you have enough research to produce a strong paper.
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Most of these my teacher rejected because apparently ‘these aren’t grade level topics, and I doubt they interest you”
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I need one about animals, please. I have been challenged to a animal research project, Due Friday. I have no clue what to research! somebody help, thanks for reading!
You can do one on bats
For international studies you can do Defense and Security.
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Research on Ben Franklin? I think THAT will get a real charge out of everyone (hehehehegetit)
“Is it possible to colonize Mars?”
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Is it still considered stealing if you don’t get caught?
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hey can you do one on the burmiueda triangle
Anybody know video games effect kids,and,teens. There Fun!!
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You could research about the history of the astronauts, and of human past (WWI, WWII, etc.)
so about women? Manitoba Women Win the Right to Vote in Municipal Elections, The First Women, January 23, 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to graduate from medical school and become a doctor in the United States, Rosa Parks Civil Rights Equal Pay. I have way more. so if you need more just ask.
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I think one should be how can music/Video games can affect the life for people
or How Do Video Games Affect Teenagers?
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Did you know you can use cabbage to test pH?
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1. Drive a balloon-powered car
Engineer a balloon-powered car using basic materials from around the house (even the wheels are bottle caps!). Experiment to see how far or fast you can make the car go.
Learn more: Prolab
2. Construct a DIY Grow Box
When you build your own grow box, there are lots of seventh grade science fair projects you can do with it. The only special supply you need is a plug-in light socket .
Learn more: Uplifting Mayhem/Grow Box
3. Sort jelly beans to learn genetics
If you’re learning about how genetic traits are passed along from parent to child, try this jelly-bean demo. When you’re finished, you can enjoy a sweet treat!
Learn more: The Owl Teacher
4. Make a tea bag float on air
This easy experiment is a cool way to show kids how heat affects air molecules, making hot air rise. They’ll need some supervision with the fire, so try this out on the playground for extra safety.
Learn more: Coffee Cups and Crayons
5. Crush a can using air pressure
Sure, it’s easy to crush a soda can with your bare hands, but what if you could do it without touching it at all? That’s the power of air pressure!
Learn more: Steve Spangler Science/Can Crusher
6. Construct a geodesic dome
Budding engineers will love designing, building, and testing the strength of the fascinating geodesic dome. This experiment requires nothing more than newspaper and masking tape!
Learn more: Science Buddies/Newspaper Dome
7. Design a solar oven
Students experiment with the best way to build a solar oven, exploring thermal energy, reflection, convection, and other physics concepts. They can serve up their experiment results along with their final reports!
Learn more: Children’s Science Center
8. Spherify your favorite beverage
Spherification is a hot trend in top restaurants, but seventh grade science students can easily replicate it at home with a spherification kit . This is a cool chemistry experiment and tasty too!
Learn more: Science Buddies/Spherification
9. Design a helping hand
This is a great individual or group seventh grade science project, as it encourages students to use and hone their design and engineering skills to make a working model of a hand.
Learn more: Science Buddies/Robotic Hand
10. Learn how salt affects density
Explore the salinity of various bodies of water, then re-create their waters to see if you can make an egg float or sink. Experiment with other objects too.
Learn more: Uplifting Mayhem/Salt Water Density
11. Watch the greenhouse effect in action
Climate change can be a contentious topic, so start by teaching kids about the greenhouse effect, which is easy to see and understand. Then, urge them to explore data collected by other scientists so they can learn to make informed decisions about topics like global warming.
Learn more: Teaching Science With Lynda
12. Marvel at a density rainbow
We learn early on that oil floats on water, but where do other liquids fit in? Students find out when they conduct this colorful density experiment that has them layer different substances, making a rainbow.
Learn more: ThoughtCo/Density Rainbow
13. Discover computer coding with LEGO bricks
Chances are good at least some of the kids in your class will go on to work with computer code someday. Introduce the concept now with LEGO bricks.
Learn more: Little Bins for Little Hands
14. Burn calories to explore stored energy
Ever wonder how scientists determine how many calories are in your food? Try this experiment to find out!
Learn more: Science Buddies/Calories Experiment
15. Test PH using cabbage
Teach kids about acids and bases without needing PH test strips. Simply boil some red cabbage and have students use the resulting water to test various substances—acids turn red, and bases turn green. Find a terrific kid-friendly test tube set here.
Learn more: Education Possible
16. Purify water with charcoal
Plenty of homes use water filtration systems these days, but how do they really work? This chemistry experiment explores how charcoal filters impurities from drinking water.
Learn more: The Homeschool Scientist
17. Ride the wave (machine)
Learning about wave action? Build this surprisingly easy wave machine for hands-on exploration.
Learn more: Engaging Science Labs
18. Mummify a hot dog
Are your students fascinated by ancient Egypt? Then we’ve got the perfect seventh grade science project for your class! No need for canopic jars ; just grab some baking soda and get started.
Learn more: Science Buddies/Mummified Hot Dog
19. Construct a water clock
You’ll blow your seventh grade science students’ minds when you tell them they’re going to build a clock using engineering that’s been around for thousands of years. The supplies are simple, but the results are pretty neat!
Learn more: STEAM Powered Family
20. Design your own slime
Chances are good your students already love making and playing with slime. Turn the fun into an experiment by changing the ingredients to create slime with a variety of properties, from magnetic to glow-in-the-dark!
Learn more: Science Buddies/Slime Varieties
21. Explore how sugary drinks affect teeth
The calcium content of eggshells makes them a great stand-in for teeth. In this experiment, students use eggs to determine how soda and juice stain the teeth and wear down the enamel. (Bonus: Have students try different toothpaste and toothbrush combinations to see how effective they are.)
Learn more: Feels Like Home
22. Extract DNA from an onion
This experiment takes a bit of time and requires a few special supplies, but kids will truly feel like scientists when they extract onion DNA via a test tube. Most of what you need you can find at home, and you can get 95% ethanol at Amazon .
Learn more: Science Buddies/Onion DNA
23. Put together a DIY barometer
This simple but effective DIY science project teaches kids about air pressure and meteorology. They’ll have fun tracking and predicting the weather with their very own barometer.
Learn more: Edventures With Kids
24. Stretch your mind with a flexibility experiment
Find out how important stretching really is by comparing the flexibility of willing test subjects before and after stretch exercises. This is a great experiment for fitness fans.
Learn more: We Have Kids
25. Copper-plate some coins
Students need just a few simple supplies to perform this classic seventh grade science project involving electrolysis and electroplating, but the results are always impressive. Get copper strips and 9V battery snap connectors with alligator clips on Amazon.
Learn more: KiwiCo
26. Swab and test for germs
There’s never been a better time to learn about germs and bacteria. This is the kind of experiment that will make your seventh grade science students feel like real scientists!
Learn more: Angelicscalliwags
27. Tinker around with hydraulic power
Give kids a thorough understanding of hydraulics with this ready-to-use unit, which culminates in designing your own hydraulic invention!
Learn more: Teacher Geek
28. Collect and control biofilm
Bacteria that accumulate on objects in the water form a substance called biofilm. In this ecology project, students build an apparatus to collect biofilm and then experiment with ways to reduce the amount of biofilm that accumulates over time.
Learn more: The Homeschool Scientist/Biofilm
29. Learn whether color affects memory
Can certain colors improve your memory? This experiment explores that idea using only colored and black markers and a set of willing participants.
Learn more: Education.com/Colors and Memory
30. Grow and experiment with crystals
There are so many ways to experiment with crystals, teaching kids about supersaturated solutions. Check out the link below for great ideas, like making an edible crystal flower.
Learn more: ThoughtCo/Crystals
31. Use a fidget spinner to explore the laws of motion
Fidget spinners are a great way to keep some kids focused, but did you ever consider using them for a science experiment? This one explores Newton’s first law of motion, aka the law of inertia. Fun and educational!
Learn more: From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom/Fidget Spinners
32. See if caffeine helps you type faster
People seek out a jolt of caffeine when they’re feeling sluggish, but does it really help them perform better? This science experiment tasks students with answering that question using the scientific method.
Learn more: ThoughtCo/Caffeine Energy
33. Design a pinball machine
Give your class basic supplies like rubber bands, plastic cups, and cardboard boxes. Then challenge them to create their very own pinball machines!
Learn more: Student Savvy
34. Build a Da Vinci bridge
There are plenty of bridge-building experiments out there, but this one is unique. It’s inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old self-supporting wooden bridge. All you need are unsharpened pencils and loom bands .
Learn more: iGame Mom
35. Create a taxonomy system
Students can step into Linnaeus’ shoes by creating their own system of taxonomy using a handful of different dried beans. This is a fun seventh grade science project to do in groups, so students can see the differences between each group’s system.
Learn more: Our Journey Westward
36. Generate electricity
In this science fair project, kids build a generator from scratch. The supplies are readily available online, and there are plenty of experiments students can perform once it’s built.
Learn more: Sciencing.com
37. Play around with oxidation
Oxidation experiments can be as simple as dropping objects into water to see if they rust or made more complex by altering the conditions to see if rusting can be delayed or prevented.
Learn more: Teach Beside Me
38. Spin Beyblades to explore angular momentum
There’s nothing kids love more than getting to play with their toys during school hours. Use their favorite battling tops to explore the relationship of weight to angular momentum.
Learn more: From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom/Beyblades
39. Blow hot or cold bubbles
Blowing bubbles may sound like too much fun for a science project, but when conditions like temperature are altered, the experimental part kicks in. If it’s cold enough, students can even blow frozen bubbles!
Learn more: ThoughtCo/Frozen Bubbles
40. Test out DIY lip balm recipes
Try this experiment for the seventh grade science fair: Cook up batches of lip balms using different recipes and then test them to see which is the most effective.
Learn more: Science Buddies/Lip Balm DIY
41. Whip up some eggshell chalk
Use the calcium in eggshells to make your own sidewalk chalk. Kids will love grinding the eggshells into powder and then decorating the sidewalk with their results!
Learn more: Kidspot
42. Dive into an exploration of swim bladders
If you’re learning about fish anatomy, or just exploring buoyancy, this simple experiment is a fun way to dive into the concepts. ( Find more balloon science here. )
Learn more: Science Buddies/Swim Bladders
43. Bake an edible cell model
Sure, students could build a cell model out of clay, but cake and candy are so much more delicious! Check out the link below to see how one teacher does it.
Learn more: Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
44. Determine whether texting is a new language
Kids are fluent in text-speak, but does it really count as a whole new language? In this project, students research language and the history of texting and then compile a texting glossary and consider texting’s practical applications.
Learn more: Education.com/Text Language
45. Swing a glass of water
This classic science experiment teaches kids about centripetal force. Be forewarned: This could potentially make a bit of a mess, so consider taking this one outside.
Learn more: Steve Spangler Science/Centripetal Force Board
46. Acidic rain and plants
This experiment tests whether acid rain has any effect on plant life, using vinegar in place of any fossil fuels. A great extension of this experiment would be to do a research project on the effects of pollution and what can be done to decrease these effects.
47. Serenade your plants
Your students will have a blast with this tried-and-true experiment. Have some fun experimenting with different music genres (R&B, country, etc.) to see what effect different music has on the growth of plants.
Learn more: Science Project Ideas and Dengarden
48. Heat (or cool) balloons
This demonstration of the elasticity of balloons when exposed to varying hot and cold temperatures will introduce your students to the concepts of the volume of gas and density. ( Find more balloon science here. )
Learn more: Education.com
49. Detect the effect of detergent on surface tension
The surface tension of water can be tested using different powders, such as talcum powder, and dish soap. Extend this experiment using hard water or other types of detergent.
Learn more: Royal Society of Chemistry and Sciencing
50. Cook up instant ice
Your students can explore the concept of nucleation (the process of chain reactions) when they make their very own instant ice.
Learn more: STEAMsational
51. Simulate plate tectonics
Who knew graham crackers could so easily show your students what different plate boundaries look like? After simulating Convergent, Divergent, and Transform fault boundaries, your students can even have a tasty snack (not the graham crackers they put in water though, because … gross).
Learn more: Playdough to Plato
52. Evaporate water with food coloring
The water cycle has a lot of parts and a ton of vocabulary. This quick and easy demonstration will show evaporation in action using food coloring. (You can use a hot plate in place of a stove).
Learn more: Capri + 3
53. Determine resonant frequency
We’ve all seen this “trick” in movies, where someone “plays” the wineglasses and creates notes that come together in a recognizable song. It’s not actually a “trick”… it’s science! Your middle schoolers will enjoy exploring resonant frequency with different amounts of liquids.
Learn more: Science Buddies
54. Yo-yo to show friction
Teachers, we recommend saving this one for when you have the physical space and the mental energy to deal with middle schoolers experimenting with yo-yos. … With a good amount of scaffolding and solid safety procedures, this hands-on demo will show your students how friction and angular momentum work.
55. Construct casein plastic
Shock your students by building the background knowledge that prior to the 20th century, all plastic items were made from milk! You don’t need a ton of materials for this project, and we definitely encourage having some fun with different types of molds.
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A Selection Of Research Paper Topics For 7th Grade Students
When choosing a title for your 7th grade research paper, you have to keep in mind several things. First, as a teenager you’ve had some real life experience, so you can always write about that. In fact, writing about something personal can inspire a really strong paper. Then, you are likely to continue your research further in school, so it may be better if you choose a problem that has enough information on itself. Finally, your paper has to be connected with something you’ve been learning throughout the year. If all this seems too intimidating to you, check the selection of the strong 7th grade research paper topics below:
- Dress code at school: should teachers wear uniforms too?
Being a student for several years now you probably know how uncomfortable uniforms can be. However, they serve a certain purpose. So should teachers have a dress code as well?
- Grading at school: should students evaluate teachers’ work?
Do you think teachers’ progress should be evaluated just like students’ is? Would it make any difference to how the staff would treat undergraduates?
- Cosmetics and medicine testing on animals: are there any ways we can avoid that?
It’s a well-known fact that live creatures are used in scientific testing when some new substance is involved. Do you think there are any alternative things/means we can use to stop killing animals?
- Single-sex schooling: pros and cons.
Some researches show that men benefit more than women from such kind of an educational system. But is school only about studying? Do your own investigation on what are other advantages and disadvantages of a unisex school system.
- Googling vs. remembering: should students be allowed to use smartphones in class?
People nowadays have very little motivation to memorize facts or dates since they can easily look them up anytime they need them. However, can students really benefit from such an approach? Memorizing can be a good brain exercise that can help you keep your mental health too.
- Early romance: when do people should start seeing each other?
It’s a very controversial topic, but you certainly have some personal experience to base your point of view on. Surely, you can fall for someone even in the kindergarten, but when can these affections be considered as serious ones?
- Homework in education: advantages and disadvantages.
This topic can seem a very easy one for you. However, make sure you do the necessary research and provide substantial proof to all of your statements.
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A List Of Good Research Paper Topics For 7th Graders
7th Grade is time for that all-important practical on how to write research papers. Throughout your school career and on through college you are going to be asked to write papers. If you learn the best methods for researching and writing a good paper in 7th Grade then you have learned the basics that will help you all the way up through a Doctorate – should you chose to go that far with your education.
First things first, you need a topic for your paper. Your teacher will set you a limited range of choices, and you’ve got to choose the best one for you. Perhaps your teacher has decided that he or she wants an essay about Current Affairs. To find out more, you would need to look for your ideas by checking what news is trending online. Then find out more by checking out the online section of local and national newspapers where you can learn about crime or politics.
Maybe your teacher has set you a “how-to” paper. You can go searching on one of the video sites for how-to home movies and start looking for more information from there. Pros and Cons and social issues are also hot subjects for 7th Grade papers.
Still got a problem with sparking an idea for your paper? Here are a few hints to get you started.
Research Paper Ideas
- Would it be a good thing if teachers wore a uniform to work?
- In your opinion have humans become too reliant on computers and technology?
- What would the world be like if anything were permitted?
- There is evidence that boys learn better in a unisex environment, and girls learn better in a mixed school. Should boys and girls be taught separately?
- If women held most high-level jobs, would you think it fair not to introduce quotas putting more men into top jobs?
- Should smartphones be required for school so that you can look up the answers when the teacher asks a question in class?
- Would teachers do a better job if students graded their teachers’ work the way teachers grade their students’ work?
- If we stopped cutting down all forests would that impact on world food production?
- Should we fix the problems here on Earth before we spend more money on space exploration?
- Are there better ways to test medicines than using animals in scientific research?
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A Collection Of Good 7th Grade Research Paper Topics
If you are in 7th grade, you may have to suddenly raise your standards as this is the entry point to high school. There is a chance that you may even be flummoxed with the burden of research papers. Yes, they will be kept rather rudimentary for your sake.
Choosing topics for you may be a headache for the teachers. They know they cannot overload you with information or ask you for something special. They also know that your interest has to be wrought out from the topics.
The options available
You may still find cornucopia of topics in opinionated subjects, but when it comes to exact science, the choice is limited. After all, you cannot be expected to find about the Field Theory.
A captivating idea
You may try the expedient of sharing ideas for topics with mates and then presenting them to your respective teachers. This will help in strengthening the bonds between you and the teacher. This will also enrich them.
You should anyhow be ready in crafting ideas for Methods. You may go through the previous samples and ask from seniors how they managed their papers. There is a lot to learn from experience.
There is typical trouble in inspection when it comes to subjects like Math. The subject is anyway a dread to most students; the additional news comes as heartache. The teachers have to take care of possibilities.
The artful conclusion
You should instill the art of conjuring artful conclusions; irrespective of the topic or subject at hand. This comes from practice and an instinctive eye that needs to be honed. You may develop that by practicing essays.
Meanwhile, here are 10 stimulating research paper topics for Grade 7
- 1. Find out the impact of landfills on neighboring areas and water bodies
- 2. Does bullying affect the victim more or the perpetrator: Make a detailed survey?
- 3. Find out how community markets exist and excel despite competition
- 4. Assess the impact of tone, diction and syntax in a journal
- 5. How do guys and girls tend to behave after break-ups: The general picture?
- 6. Is there any connection between Unitary Method and Measurements?
- 7. Create expressive examples of work, power and energy on your own
- 8. Which is the greater evil: Indiscipline or lack of responsibility?
- 9. Find out the common features between Himalayas and Mt. Kilimanjaro; Ganges and Nile
- 10. Create a perfect education system model which may be effective in the long run
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Evaporation is happening all around us all the time, from the sweat cooling our bodies to the dew burning off in the morning sun. But science’s understanding of this ubiquitous process may have been missing a piece all this time.
In recent years, some researchers have been puzzled upon finding that water in their experiments, which was held in a sponge-like material known as a hydrogel, was evaporating at a higher rate than could be explained by the amount of heat, or thermal energy, that the water was receiving. And the excess has been significant — a doubling, or even a tripling or more, of the theoretical maximum rate.
After carrying out a series of new experiments and simulations, and reexamining some of the results from various groups that claimed to have exceeded the thermal limit, a team of researchers at MIT has reached a startling conclusion: Under certain conditions, at the interface where water meets air, light can directly bring about evaporation without the need for heat, and it actually does so even more efficiently than heat. In these experiments, the water was held in a hydrogel material, but the researchers suggest that the phenomenon may occur under other conditions as well.
The findings are published this week in a paper in PNAS , by MIT postdoc Yaodong Tu, professor of mechanical engineering Gang Chen, and four others.
The phenomenon might play a role in the formation and evolution of fog and clouds, and thus would be important to incorporate into climate models to improve their accuracy, the researchers say. And it might play an important part in many industrial processes such as solar-powered desalination of water, perhaps enabling alternatives to the step of converting sunlight to heat first.
The new findings come as a surprise because water itself does not absorb light to any significant degree. That’s why you can see clearly through many feet of clean water to the surface below. So, when the team initially began exploring the process of solar evaporation for desalination, they first put particles of a black, light-absorbing material in a container of water to help convert the sunlight to heat.
Then, the team came across the work of another group that had achieved an evaporation rate double the thermal limit — which is the highest possible amount of evaporation that can take place for a given input of heat, based on basic physical principles such as the conservation of energy. It was in these experiments that the water was bound up in a hydrogel. Although they were initially skeptical, Chen and Tu starting their own experiments with hydrogels, including a piece of the material from the other group. “We tested it under our solar simulator, and it worked,” confirming the unusually high evaporation rate, Chen says. “So, we believed them now.” Chen and Tu then began making and testing their own hydrogels.
They began to suspect that the excess evaporation was being caused by the light itself —that photons of light were actually knocking bundles of water molecules loose from the water’s surface. This effect would only take place right at the boundary layer between water and air, at the surface of the hydrogel material — and perhaps also on the sea surface or the surfaces of droplets in clouds or fog.
In the lab, they monitored the surface of a hydrogel, a JELL-O-like matrix consisting mostly of water bound by a sponge-like lattice of thin membranes. They measured its responses to simulated sunlight with precisely controlled wavelengths.
The researchers subjected the water surface to different colors of light in sequence and measured the evaporation rate. They did this by placing a container of water-laden hydrogel on a scale and directly measuring the amount of mass lost to evaporation, as well as monitoring the temperature above the hydrogel surface. The lights were shielded to prevent them from introducing extra heat. The researchers found that the effect varied with color and peaked at a particular wavelength of green light. Such a color dependence has no relation to heat, and so supports the idea that it is the light itself that is causing at least some of the evaporation.
The researchers tried to duplicate the observed evaporation rate with the same setup but using electricity to heat the material, and no light. Even though the thermal input was the same as in the other test, the amount of water that evaporated never exceeded the thermal limit. However, it did so when the simulated sunlight was on, confirming that light was the cause of the extra evaporation.
Though water itself does not absorb much light, and neither does the hydrogel material itself, when the two combine they become strong absorbers, Chen says. That allows the material to harness the energy of the solar photons efficiently and exceed the thermal limit, without the need for any dark dyes for absorption.
Having discovered this effect, which they have dubbed the photomolecular effect, the researchers are now working on how to apply it to real-world needs. They have a grant from MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab to study the use of this phenomenon to improve the efficiency of solar-powered desalination systems, and a Bose Grant to explore the phenomenon’s effects on climate change modeling.
Tu explains that in standard desalination processes, “it normally has two steps: First we evaporate the water into vapor, and then we need to condense the vapor to liquify it into fresh water.” With this discovery, he says, potentially “we can achieve high efficiency on the evaporation side.” The process also could turn out to have applications in processes that require drying a material.
Chen says that in principle, he thinks it may be possible to increase the limit of water produced by solar desalination, which is currently 1.5 kilograms per square meter, by as much as three- or fourfold using this light-based approach. “This could potentially really lead to cheap desalination,” he says.
Tu adds that this phenomenon could potentially also be leveraged in evaporative cooling processes, using the phase change to provide a highly efficient solar cooling system.
Meanwhile, the researchers are also working closely with other groups who are attempting to replicate the findings, hoping to overcome skepticism that has faced the unexpected findings and the hypothesis being advanced to explain them.
The research team also included Jiawei Zhou, Shaoting Lin, Mohammed Alshrah, and Xuanhe Zhao, all in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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