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Finding Research Paper Topics For Middle School Students

Research papers entail reading a lot about the chosen subject. It’s a lot easier to do this when you have chosen a topic that you have an interest in. Gathering sources, sifting through them and doing all the reading can take a lot of time and effort. Choose a topic you at least have some passion in, because you will be able to write with greater enthusiasm. Your reader will be able to tell the difference.

As you begin reading your research material, be prepared to amend or revise your research statement or question so it is a better match for the information you have discovered and are starting to analyze.

Here are some examples of research paper topics for students who are middle school age.

  1. What Olympic events were included by the ancient Greeks?
  2. What happened during the Salem witch trials?
  3. How was the skateboard invented and how has it developed over the years?
  4. How did Cleopatra come to power and what things did she do while reigning in Egypt?
  5. How does the use of tobacco affect a person’s body?
  6. How was warfare changed by the invention of gunpowder?
  7. Does text messaging affect teen literacy?
  8. How did the Magna Carta change England?
  9. Who is responsible for airplane accidents? Should victims’ families be compensated?
  10. Should it be illegal to use animals for entertainment or sports?
  11. Should sugary soda manufacturers be allowed to donate to schools and put their drinks in school dispensers?
  12. Is global warming a legitimate threat or has it been grossly exaggerated?
  13. Should there be another form of student assessment instead of exams?
  14. Should companies encourage employees to exercise on work time?
  15. Are U.S. schools practicing grade inflation? Why are so many Americans getting A’s compared to other countries?

There are many topics that could be debated at the middle school age, and each one of these topics would make a great research paper topic. What makes them hot is that people seem to be divided into two distinct groups – one group for and one against. Each of these issues tend to spark an element of passion from debaters. Here are some examples you can use as a research paper topic.

  • K-12 schools should ban the sale of junk food on school property
  • Television is a bad influence on children
  • Homework should be banned
  • Zoos and aquariums should be outlawed
  • It is not ethical to eat the meat of an animal
  • Single gender schools for grades K-12 should replace co-ed schools
  • Businesses should not be allowed to place their advertisements in schools