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Interesting Physics Topics for High School Research Papers

Physics is a very interesting, but demanding field of study. The math, as well as the science, creates a lot of thinking on multiple levels for the student. But it is also a very exciting field as well. This is because physics allows the student to create things from items they would not expect would work. So how does a student find one topic that is interesting to others in their high school research paper?

  1. Storage
  2. Chemical Based Manipulations
  3. Radiation
  4. Weight and Gravity
  5. Cutting with Heat
  • Storage
  • Storing electricity is something we all use. But how to build a simple battery is easier than one might think. Writing a physics research paper, on how to build a simple battery; can be both challenging and a learning experience. A student can make a battery out of a pill bottle, citrus juice, and aluminum foil and a piece of tin. If the student has other products to use, they can substitute them as well, as long as they are safe to use.

  • Chemical Based Manipulation
  • Silver plating, and Gold plating are means of using chemicals to manipulate other materials. Explaining this process can be a very learning experience. Also, there are other processes that chemicals are used to manipulate materials. Researching and writing about these can make for a very interesting paper, that can get the student noticed.

  • Radiation
  • How many uses can the student think of that radiation is used in modern life? Anyone of these can make for an informative physics research paper that will hold the attention of a reader. An overview can also be an interesting paper showing just how diverse the use of radioactive materials is. There are a lot of possibilities in this subject, with many routes that can be taken. The student does not have to be pro the use, they can be against the use. But even that opens more doors to an interesting paper.

  • Cutting with Heat
  • How many ways does the student know to use heat to cut with? What is the physics behind the use? How can a Cotton string cut a Wine bottle? Heat is used a lot in the world to cut everything from paper to steel. Each and every use can become a valid physics research paper for the student. And if the student is more adventurous, they can even find creative ideas to make a good physics paper.