1. Physical Projects
Create a stained glass window, create a computer program, rebuild an engine, build a cabinet, or create an efficient recycling plan.
2. Written Projects
Write, illustrate, and publish a short story, book of poetry, novella, newspaper, children’s book, or a journal of reflective essays.
3. Performance projects
Dance, instrumental or singing recital, drama show, musical video, magic show, slide show, fashion show, formal speech/debate.
4. Teaching or leadership experience projects
Teach a middle school health class about teen alcoholism, teach about knights and armor to a 5th grade class, set up a neighborhood action team.
5. Career-related Projects
Shadow a police officer and write or speak about an experience to a specific audience, view and document medical procedures, volunteer time at a local veterinarian’s office
6. Service Projects
Organize a food drive, develop and implement an exercise program at a local senior center, volunteer at a hospital
Here are some other examples of research paper topics and projects that have been completed nationwide:
1. Television Advertising /Produced television commercial
2. Study of magic /Designed and implemented magic show at elementary school
3. Fly fishing /Produced demonstration video/taught lessons
4. Aluminum Welding /Constructed a River Boat
5. Robotics /Constructed a Robotic Hand
6. Archeology /Participated in an Archeological Dig
7. Egyptian, Renaissance, Impressionistic Art /Created and displayed three self-portraits in each style
8. Furniture Design /Created a Shaker Piece of Furniture
9. Construction and/or Interior Design/Created and implemented an original design for a room / include presentation of materials used / create a Pinterest board of ideas used Build a greenhouse Refurbish / repurpose furniture Construct a shed, table, desk
10. Choreographer George Balanchine /Choreographed and Videotaped a Dance
11. Musical Arranging /Wrote Orchestrations for a 26-piece orchestra
12. Fashion Design/Sewing/Designed and Created 5 Original Pieces for a Clothing Line with sketches or computer renderings
14. Crocheting/Crochet an afghan for yourself and/or crochet caps to donate to hospitals for those undergoing chemo or lapghans to donate to nursing homes or dialysis centers
13. Advertising/The role of propaganda in advertising Truth in advertising The negative impact of advertising on self-esteem Regulations in advertising
14. Agriculture/Horticulture/Build a Bioponics System to grow plants
15. Horticulture/Build a compost bin for your garden
16. Engineering/Create a robotic machine
17. Research Paper: The physics of sound /Project: Building an acoustic guitar
18. Research Paper: The history of time /Project: Building a mantle clock out of wood
19. Research Paper: Why are plant hybrids used in agriculture?/graft two plants together