A List Of Unique 8th Grade Science Research Paper Topics
Learning to write a research paper can either be a very exciting or a very intimidating process for students, because unlike many other kinds of papers they may have done in the past, it involves a lot more than just writing. On top of them, most of the time when they are assigned they are a long term project, which means that students must learn to manage their time throughout the process effectively, which for a middle school student can be a big challenge. That being said, when students do learn to write them well, they are an excellent opportunity to really delve into a topic, hopefully one that interests them personally. Unlike the set curriculum that they usually have, this allows students to do self directed learning.
However, choosing a topic for a research paper can also be one of the hardest parts, especially if it is left wide open, because there are so many options. It can be helpful to start with a list of possible topics to get your mind going—you can either choose one from the list or use it as a jumping off point to come up with your own topic. Either way, you’ll be well on your way to a great paper!
Here’s a list of unique 8th grade science research paper topics:
- 1. What are plate tectonics, how do they work, and how was the theory developed?
- 2. What are the major differences between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Cascades Mountains that run up the west coast?
- 3. How were the Appalachian mountains formed?
- 4. How will climate change impact trout populations and fisheries?
- 5. How will climate change impact the different regions of the United States?
- 6. What are nebulas, and how were they discovered?
- 7. How do telescopes work?
- 8. How does the process of photosynthesis work?
- 9. How does the reproductive cycle vary with different kinds of plants?
- 10. Explain the most important physics principles at work with a combustion engine.
- 11. What are the different kinds of rocks and how is each formed?
- 12. Explain the history of the theory of gravity
- 13. Explain the history of the theory of evolution
- 14. Explore mid-ocean ridge systems—how are they formed and how do they support life?
- 15. How do trees grow, and how does the process produce the wood that we use to build our houses?