Brainstorming for Research Challenge Topics

Coming up with ideas for a successful project can be challenging.  A great place to start is with a topic that you know well, or one that you are passionate about!

  • Athletic activities- Are you involved in any type athletic activities? What are they?
  • Indoor hobbies- What do you like to do when you’re stuck in the house?
  • Outdoor hobbies- What do you like to do when you’re outside?
  • School subject- Is there one subject you enjoy more than the others?
  • Topic studied in school- Was there a specific lesson or project you found extremely interesting?
  • Parents’ careers- What do your parents do for a living?
  • Daily routine- What do you encounter? Think about your morning routine, transportation to school, throughout your school day, in the evening when you get home.
  • Current events- Is there anything you’ve heard in the news that concerns you or interests you?
  • General exploration- Do you ever wonder how something works, why it works, how effective it is, or if a method/ tool could be upgraded?
  • Dislikes- Is there a daily task you do not enjoy, could you make this task easier, or could it be avoided?
  • Think local- What are issues or problems affecting the people in your community?
  • Think big!- What are some current problems affecting people around the world?