100 Science Topics for Research Papers

Updated on May 15, 2018
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How to Start Your Science Research Paper

Science topics 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 or continue your search online with the links provided. If you don't find a topic here, you might want to look at:

100 Technology Paper Topics for Research Papers

Molecular biology & Genetics Topics

  1. Can microbial factories be an answer to the shortage of raw metals?
  2. Is the paleo diet (eating mostly meat) really the way prehistoric people lived? Is it the optimal diet for humans?
  3. Is Europe's opposition to genetically modified crops about science or economics?
  4. Can molecular biological research of rare genetic disorders help provide keys to understanding cancer and other illnesses? (see Laron syndrome)
  5. Scientists who study behavioral epigenetics suggest that traumatic experiences such as the Holocaust or the Cultural Revolution in China actually affect the DNA handed down to the next generation. Is behavioral epigenetics true? If so, how should we apply this idea?
  6. What is the molecular evidence that humans once interbred with Neanderthals? With other now-extinct species?
  7. As men age, do they pass on genetic abnormalities to their children?
  8. Is personalized medicine based on our own genome the wave of the future?
  9. Is stem cell treatment really promising?
  10. Will researchers really be able to use genetics to help us live both longer and healthier?

Molecular Imaging and Therapy for Cancer Treatment
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Physics and Astronomy Research Ideas

  1. How old is the universe?
  2. How important is it to explore our solar system? Is space exploration really necessary?
  3. What is dark energy? What do we really know about the universe we live in?
  4. What happened in the "Big Bang?"
  5. What have we learned about the universe from meteorites?
  6. Was there ever life on Mars?
  7. Why is Pluto no longer a planet?
  8. What caused the Astroid Belt?
  9. What has the International Space Station discovered that is most important?
  10. Is it realistic that people can live on another planet?
  11. How will private space flight companies change the future of space exploration?
  12. Should the United States return to the moon and try to go to other planets?
  13. It has been claimed that going into space is important for scientific development. Is that true? What scientific breakthroughs have come about through the space programs?
  14. What is the future of commercial space flight?
  15. What is the likelihood that a comet will strike the earth? What is the best way to detect and stop this?
  16. How can we solve the problem of "space junk"?
  17. How have meteorites changed our view of the Universe?
  18. Is it likely that there is life on other planets? What would it take for a planet to have life?
  19. What is "Dark Matter" and why is it important?
  20. What are black holes?
  21. How has the Hubble Space Telescope changed the way we look at the Universe?
  22. What is Higgs Boson? Will it destroy the Universe?
  23. How do sunspots affect us on earth?
  24. How will private space flight companies change the development of space resources?
  25. What is the likelihood that the Earth would be struck by a large asteroid or comet like the one believed to have killed off the dinosaurs? What can we do about it?
  26. Should humans really make the effort to find a way to live in space or on other planets?

Help in Writing Your Science Research Paper

I have many other articles that can help you write your paper. After you have chosen your topic, you can get started writing using my other articles:

Chemistry & Biochemistry Paper Ideas

  1. What is the most important technological advance in medicinal chemistry this year?What is the role DNA polymerases plan in maintaining the integrity of genetic information?What are the possibilities of targeting DNA polmerases with pharmaceutical agents in cancer therapies?
  2. What are the top 5 chemistry careers?
  3. What is the best way to capture and use carbon dioxide?
  4. What are the chemicals that trigger allergies? How can chemists help prevent allergies?
  5. What is the best chemical process of microbrewing beer?
  6. How can atom thick graphene be used to create new technologies?
  7. What are the latest developments in the chemistry of adhesives?
  8. What are the challenges for developing environmentally-friendly plastics?
  9. Are chemicals from pharmaceuticals ending up in our water supply? Is this dangerous?
  10. How important is biocomputing and big data to the future of chemical research?
  11. How can the bioluminescence GFP from jellyfish be used in medical applications?
  12. How can metal oxides improve cell phones?
  13. Chemists are working on making plastics from non-petroleum products. What are some of the most promising experiements?
  14. How can the hardest crystal, boron nitride, be best used in practical applications?
  15. What is the possibility that spun sugar strands could be useful for medical purposes?
  16. How are clouds formed? What is the connection between chemicals in seawater and cloud formation?
  17. How can research on hydrophobic-hydrophilic surfaces help create chemical coatings and how would these be best used?
  18. What is the sugar chemistry of making candy?
  19. What are Biomacromolecules and why are they important?
  20. What are important trends in medicinal chemistry research in India?
  21. Why is nuclear fusion always just out of reach? Will it ever become a useful technology?

Environment and Ecology

  1. Is it a good idea that the U.S. has approved the release of "killer" mosquitoes to fight disease?
  2. Can endangered areas and animals be saved by helping local people develop alternative economies like raising tropical fish or ecotourism?
  3. Which of the current science fiction movies is the most plausible? (pick one or more and evaluate its representation of science)
  4. How well do science museums really teach science?
  5. Why do birds have such beautifully colored feathers?
  6. How are insects being used as models for miniature robots?
  7. Why do animals hibernate?
  8. Should disposable products be banned or limited?
  9. What is Green building? How helpful is it to the environment and is it worth the extra cost?
  10. Should alternative energy companies get government subsidies?
  11. Is offshore drilling safe?
  12. Is recycling metal really important??
  13. How important is climate change legislation?
  14. Is hydraulic fracking going to destroy important ecosystems?

Nanogears
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Nanotechnology Research

  1. How can microelectronics be used to help people with chronic ailments?
  2. What developments in nanotechnology are currently being made for medical applications?
  3. What is the effect of nanotechnology on research and development of medical technologies?
  4. Can microelectronics inside of contact lenses help diabetics control their blood sugar?
  5. What is nanotechnology for medical use?
  6. How can "smart clothes" be used to help medical patients?
  7. How can nanotechnology be used to treat cancer patients?
  8. Do the benefits of nanotechnology for medical uses outweigh the risks?
  9. What are the risks of developing nanotechnology in medicine?
  10. How can nanotechnology be used to work with DNA?
  11. Should we use nanobots to produce and deliver drugs to human patients?
  12. Are nanofibers the answer to repairing spinal cord and brain injuries?
  13. Should we use nanotechnology to feed ourselves?
  14. What are the challenges of nanomaterials and nano designs?
  15. How could nanomedicine be used to better treat patients in remote regions or the developing world?
  16. Can nanomedicine potentially extend the human lifespan?
  17. Will nanotechnologies make it possible for people to live in outer space?
  18. How can nanotechnologies help us clean up toxic waste?
  19. What is nanomaterial?
  20. How should nanomaterial be regulated?
  21. How can nanotechnology improve diagnostic testing in patients?
  22. Can covering surfaces with nanoparticles improve airplanes, houses, and other structures?
  23. Is nanotechnology a viable commercial idea? Should we invest in further research and development?
  24. Is the desktop nanofabrication tool a viable option for low-cost, easy nanotechnology?
  25. Can nanomaterials be used to reduce CO2 emissions?

Nanotechnology Sources to Help You Research

Healthcare

  1. Is stem cell research ethical?
  2. Is health care ready for the routine screening of patient DNA?
  3. What is a chimera and how could it help stem cell research?
  4. What are the potential benefits and risks of stem cell research?
  5. Are microbes that create chemicals and antibiotics going to help us prevent infections?
  6. What is the best treatment for leukemia?
  7. How will wearable medical devices transform healthcare?
  8. Can scientists cure diseases by building new organs?
  9. What is gene therapy?
  10. What causes skin cancer?
  11. What is the best strategy for people to avoid getting cancer?
  12. Which cancers are we closest to finding cures for?
  13. What has been the impact of colonoscopy testing on colon cancer rates?
  14. Why do so many women get breast cancer?
  15. Why is malaria such a difficult disease to eliminate?
  16. Will global warming make tropical diseases like malaria and dengue fever travel north?
  17. What is the best strategy to slow the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases?
  18. Why doesn't the flu vaccine work all the time?
  19. How likely is it that a pandemic will arise that will kill large numbers of people in the world?
  20. Is it possible to predict the next pandemic?
  21. How well do childhood vaccines prevent diseases?
  22. What is the West Nile virus?
  23. Why do people get epilepsy? How can it best be treated?
  24. Do doctors rely too much on expensive medical imaging technologies?
  25. Do microbes cause Alzheimer's disease?
  26. Can memory loss and dementia be prevented?
  27. How do cells protect the body from disease?
  28. Does Chinese traditional medicine work better than Western medicine in some cases?
  29. What is the best indicator of an increased risk of heart disease?
  30. Are annual doctor's check-ups really necessary? Are they really the best way to help people stay healthy?
  31. Why are some diseases that we thought we had eradicated (like the measles or whooping cough) returning to infect people?
  32. Is it beneficial or harmful for wild animals to have interactions with people?

How Will Robotics Change Lives?
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Robotics and Computer Science Topics

  1. Can robots be used to help kill invasive species?
  2. How can robotic exosuits be used in industry and business for training and increasing production?
  3. How are robots going to improve medicine?
  4. A robot can now perform a routine colonoscopy. What is the future of surgical robots?
  5. How will self-driving cars change the way people live?
  6. Will delivery drones be bringing us our pizza and mail?
  7. Is using drones for warfare a good or bad idea?
  8. How can research on improving the artificial intelligence in robots teach us more about ourselves?
  9. What is hacking? Is it always bad?
  10. Can using system like bitcom help protect identity theft?
  11. What is the future of computing and artificial intelligence?
  12. What are the important issues about privacy and big data?
  13. How is bioinformatics transforming biology?
  14. How can mining big data in the healthcare industry make us healthier?
  15. How can computer science programs and games like Eyewire help us understand the brain?

Health Science Research Sources

  • Science: A premier publication in the field, Science has peer-reviewed research as well as information that is curated by experts.
  • Nature: Publishes peer-reviewed articles on biology, environment, health and physical sciences. Nature is an authoritative source for current information. If articles are difficult to read, you can search for the same information in one of the more popular journals online.
  • Los Angeles Times Science and Health: This online science news source offers readable articles on many of the most current science topics. You can find good ideas for topics here as well as research for your own paper. If you are required to get peer-reviewed articles, then you can search here for easy-to-read summaries and then look up the original articles online or in the library.
  • Live Science Health: You can search this site for articles on science topics, including health science. This site often gives you links to original articles and government reports that can help you do your research.
  • Medical News Today: Contains over 250,000 articles on a variety of health topics. This site gives concise explanations of current research along with links to original papers or other information to help you further your research ideas. You can email or print the articles on this site and find out if they are from academic publications.

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Current Medical Research Questions

  1. What technologies are in development to help people who are paralyzed?
  2. How does sleep deprivation affect health?
  3. Should sugar be regulated like a drug?
  4. What are the benefits and disadvantages of individual genome profiling?
  5. What is the Human Connectome Project and how will mapping of the human brain contribute to scientific knowledge?
  6. Are some cancers caused by genes?
  7. Who are the Denisovans and how does their discovery alter our view of human evolution?
  8. Can we develop an anti-cancer vaccine?
  9. What can we do about crops which absorb toxins, such as the recent discovery of arsenic-tainted rice?
  10. What is the ideal weight for longevity? What is the connection between diet and lifespan?
  11. What is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)? Are we really in a post-antibiotic era as the CDC recently announced? What does this mean?
  12. Should scientific publication and grant systems be changed to give private citizens and younger scientists a voice if they have good ideas?
  13. Which diet choice is better: low fat, low sugar, or low carbs?
  14. How can polio be eradicated? Why has the disease resurfaced?
  15. How important are the bacteria living in your bowels?
  16. How close are computers to mimicking the human brain?
  17. How can video games be used to solve scientific problems?
  18. Do cell phones or microwaves cause cancer?

Psychology and Neurobiology Issues

  1. Is autism a kind of brain damage?
  2. How can we help autistic savants become productive members of society?
  3. Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we really need?
  4. How is sleep related to memory?
  5. How did human speech develop? Are there clues we can find in researching primate social interactions?
  6. How do we remember things? How reliable are our memories in recalling how things really happened?
  7. What is the importance of time and space in brain development and disease?
  8. Why do mothers protect their young and even risk their lives?
  9. How does our brain really work?
  10. What is mental illness? Is there something we can learn from these different sorts of mental states?
  11. How does language reveal stress responses?

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Questions & Answers

  • 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.

    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?

  • How do I begin research on a scientific paper?

    After you have chosen your topic question, you will want to find out more about the issue before you decide on what your answer is going to be.

    1. Use the links inside this article to go to sites that will give you some good introductory information. I suggest that you look for the main points of view on that topic first. Write down all of the information you find on your topic and keep track of any good articles you find.

    2. After you have read some information on the topic, you will probably be ready to choose a point of view. You might decide to narrow the question a bit further. For example, if your question is "What are the potential benefits and risks of nanotechnology?" and you become more interested in arguing for using nanotechnology for health science, you might change the question to: "How will nanotechnology change medicine for the better?"

    3. Now that you have some background on your topic and you are sure about your question, you are ready to do the research you need to answer that question. Use authoritative sources from your school library; Google Scholar or any online journal that has references and peer review. Be sure to check with your instructor about the right sort of resources you can use. Gather a few more articles than your instructor says are required because when you get started reading them, you may discover that some won't work well for your topic.

    5. Read your articles and take notes of the important parts that work for your paper. You can underline them, or just write out the main points. I suggest that if possible, you print the articles out before you read them since most people do a better job of reading hard copy articles. It is also easier to mark them up with a highlighter or notes in the margin.

    6. Now you need to start writing an outline for your paper. You will want to start by making a "roadmap thesis" statement. That means you will write an answer to your thesis question which includes all of your main points. Here is an example:

    Nanotechnology is going to change medicine for the better by allowing us to: deliver drugs more effectively, repair body cells quicker, do non-invasive imaging testing, and even possibly repair defective genes.

    7. Using your roadmap thesis, you will next start writing your outline, including the evidence from your reading to prove each of your reasons for nanotechnology being a benefit to medicine.

    8. Once you have your outline, you are ready to write. Don't forget to conclude with something which interests your reader and doesn't just repeat your topic sentence. In this case, you might want to have your reader imagine the change that will happen when they go to the doctor in 2020.

    For more information about how to write a research paper, see my articles:

    Steps in Writing a Research Paper: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Guided-Steps-in-W...

    and Writing a Research Paper Outline:https://owlcation.com/humanities/Research-Paper-Ou...

  • What is the best research paper topic for a science competition?

    For a science competition like a science fair, I suggest you consider some of the topics below:

    Bomb Detecting Robot: https://hubpages.com/education/Science-Fair-Projec...

    How does salt affect germination of seeds? https://owlcation.com/stem/Science-Project-How-Doe...

    Cupcake Experiment Modeling Knock-out.

    Mouse: http://hubpages.com/stem/Fun-Baking-Science-Fair-P...

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

    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?

  • Can you suggest some research paper topics about nanotechnology?

    Nanotechnology topics can be found in these two articles:

    Technology Topics:

    https://owlcation.com/academia/100-Technology-Topi...

    Exploratory Topics (see Energy and Environment section) https://owlcation.com/academia/Exploratory-Essays

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    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Sure Kayla, you can find 100 different topic ideas in my article here: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Easy-Essay-Topics...

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      kayla pajanconi 

      2 weeks ago

      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?

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      Connor 

      3 months ago

      thanks this was so helpfull

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      3 months ago from United States

      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?

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      Datlon 

      3 months ago

      Is there any thing about math or something like that

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      Virginia Kearney 

      4 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Alex L 

      4 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      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!

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      Margaux Gillan 

      5 months ago

      Good day!

      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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Selena Leong 

      5 months ago

      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 ?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      5 months ago from United States

      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?

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      Yolo 

      5 months ago

      Thanks so much

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      Gloria T. Jauod. 

      5 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      7 months ago from United States

      That's a good idea explorer.

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      explorer1234 

      7 months ago

      More topics related to space science would be great!

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      Valerie Chan 

      7 months ago

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

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      Angelyn 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Alice 

      7 months ago

      can you do a topic on drugs cigarettes and smoking?

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      Jerome Allen 

      7 months ago

      This is a very great website

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      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

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

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      bella 

      8 months ago

      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.

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      katie eldeen 

      8 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

      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.

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      katie eldeen 

      8 months ago

      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

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      lilibethlopez0123@gmail.com 

      8 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Mega Sai 

      8 months ago

      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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      8 months ago from United States

      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?

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      katie eldeen 

      8 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      9 months ago from United States

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

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      9 months ago from United States

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      9 months ago from United States

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      10 months ago from United States

      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?

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      Marley 

      10 months ago

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

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      Dameon 

      10 months ago

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

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      lauren 

      11 months ago

      really interested in molecular biology and genome mapping

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      Virginia Kearney 

      11 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Samantha 

      11 months ago

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

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      mahnoor 

      11 months ago

      please add some plant related topics

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      Anonymous 

      11 months ago

      Interested in animals

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      maria 

      11 months ago

      interested in moleculer biology and medicine

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      Ahmed 

      12 months ago

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

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      Tshivhinda Murunwa 

      12 months ago

      Thank you so much

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      Virginia Kearney 

      12 months ago from United States

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

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      Riley Bozarth 

      12 months ago

      Plenty of cool topics in the Astronomy and Physics category

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      Celeste 

      12 months ago

      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?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      12 months ago from United States

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

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      EunJae 

      12 months ago

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

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      kabiru 

      12 months ago

      it was interesting

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      Yusuf kurt 

      12 months ago

      I'm really interested in theoretical physics

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      Virginia Kearney 

      12 months ago from United States

      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: https://owlcation.com/stem/Science-Project-How-Doe...

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      Lily 

      12 months ago

      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

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      alamira.alwiraikat@gmail.com 

      12 months ago

      Thank you for this information and I am learning from you

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      Virginia Kearney 

      12 months ago from United States

      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?

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      Annie Blase 

      12 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      13 months ago from United States

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

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      Jessica Jones 

      13 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Suzie Sheep 

      14 months ago

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

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      Mini 

      14 months ago

      Thank you so much ma'am

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      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?

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      Mini 

      14 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Meeme 

      14 months ago

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

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      Gaea 

      14 months ago

      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?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Purple 

      14 months ago

      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. :)

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      Virginia Kearney 

      14 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Jj 

      14 months ago

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

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      Virginia Kearney 

      15 months ago from United States

      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.

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      Anne Nonaemusk 

      15 months ago

      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.

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      Ananya 

      15 months ago

      Great! Thanks for the ideas!

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      Everest 

      15 months ago

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

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      Cristina Narvaez 

      15 months ago

      Very helpful and mind blowing topics..

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      austinedgmon 

      15 months ago

      this site is cool and helpful

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      Mike 

      15 months ago

      Thank you for your collection of topics.

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      fghhfghf 

      15 months ago

      this site is very usefull

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      Virginia Kearney 

      16 months ago from United States

      Hi Jessica--If you want to build something, you might want to consider engineering topics. I have some articles about building a bomb detecting robot. You might also want to research how to build nanobots.

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      Jessica 

      16 months ago

      I am in research science and I have no idea what I want to do. I'm interested in building something

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      Virginia Kearney 

      16 months ago from United States

      Hi Jonah--Look out for a new article I'm writing on easy topics. Most of these are aimed at college students but I'm discovering that there are a lot of younger students looking for topics too. Another place to get some inspiration right now is my technology topics article, which gives a lot of links to research articles that you can use. That makes it easier because you get a head start on your research.

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      Jonah 

      16 months ago

      Hi! These research ideas are all good. If you have any easier research topic pls do tell - still science related. Thank you!

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      16 months ago from United States

      Hi ALX--If you are going to do a science project rather than a research paper, you might want to look up my science fair ideas. I have over 10 proven science fair projects for ages from kindergarten through secondary school. If you are doing a paper and want a project to research, you might want to try looking at my article 100 Technology topics for essay because that one has a lot of links to articles you can use.

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      ALX 

      16 months ago

      Hello, I am going to enter a science competition but still can't find an interesting topic. These topics are good but hard for me to understand because I am only in secondary school (first year). Can anyone please help me ???

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      Virginia Kearney 

      16 months ago from United States

      Hi Maleni--Here are some topics that are very current: How can chemistry contribute to the development of new types of batteries? What are the ways biomacromolecules or synthetic molecules can be used in imaging or for new medical therapies?

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      Maleni Anguisaca 

      16 months ago

      Hello can anyone help me with a interesting topic for my chemistry class? I have to do a paper bases on anything that has to do with chemistry!

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      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      Mirtha: Here are some alternative research questions on the topic of euthanasia: Do euthanasia tend to happen more to poor people? Should an individual be able to consider the burden of medical costs on their family when making a decision about euthanasia? What is the cause of most people wanting to choose euthanasia? Is there a moral difference between passive euthanasia vs. active physician-assisted dying?

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      Mirtha Torres 

      17 months ago

      What are other research questions that involve euthanasia? I am really interested in writing about this, I'm just not sure how to form a scientific question about it for my research paper.

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      Sangeetha 

      17 months ago

      Please let me know the topics of Neuroscience?

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      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      Tanner: for physical sciences, I'd do a nanotechnology topic. That is interesting and current and you should be able to find plenty to write about. Consider questions like: What is the future of nanotechnology? Or How nanotechnology will improve our lives.

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      tanner 

      17 months ago

      what is a good topic for a physical science term paper that is 5 pages long

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      James: here are a couple of current topics you can consider:

      Are radiography departments prepared for morbidly obese patients? Another along this line would be: How has the increase in morbid obesity changed the medical field or changed radiography?

      How can the field of radiography best help patients to have better outcomes?

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      JAMES VICTOR 

      17 months ago

      Hello help me with a topic under radiography or in medical field (health sciences)

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      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      Hi Jafta, I would suggest that you look up some forensic study journals. That will give you an idea of the types of articles and studies that are done in forensic investigations. Getting a couple of sources on the same topic will put you ahead in writing your paper. To write a topic for research, you need to find something that people are debating in forensic studies. Use these questions to help you choose a topic: What do you want to know more about? What is the most important unsolved problem? What can I research that will help me understand this job better?

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      Jafta 

      17 months ago

      Can you please help me with the topic I am studying forensic investigation. The question is Based on your field of study, propose a suitable research topic for your study?

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      Christiana Bethea 

      17 months ago

      It really helps to find topics

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      Matthew Zhu 

      17 months ago

      Wow, how did you know I needed this? Thank you! I have a presentation at /2017/3/6/.

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      please 

      17 months ago

      hey can you post more science questions and ideas involving science?

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      17 months ago from United States

      Hi Manelisi--If you are looking for research topics in a particular field or area, you will often get the best ideas by searching for "current trends" or "current research" in that field. You can also look at the most recent journal articles in top journals of that field.

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      Manelisi 

      17 months ago

      hi there I am mostly interested in chemistry. Both organic and inorganic chemistry. What fascinating research topics can I find there

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