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?