This Resource is part of the Tomatosphere™ Program
Designed for: Grades K-8 For use by:
Learning Styles: Classroom based
Resource Type: Guide
Teachers have asked for “ideas” to get the classroom started with students research projects related to the topics of agriculture in space, tomatoes, the environment, space, space travel, the International Space Station and Mars.
Since students can deal with research projects at many different levels of sophistication, the following list presents ONLY some potential research topics for students.
They cover a wide range of topics; obviously, science is the focus, but there are also links to other subjects including family studies, nutrition, environmental studies and geography.
The list of topics has the potential to be endless. The list was developed using “the availability of resources” as one of the key criteria. It should be viewed simply as a starting point for ideas related to student research. Teachers need to use their professional judgment regarding suitability of specific topics to the particular grade level involved.