Charles Hay World School

Learning Today for Tomorrow's World

How do I develop a research question or topic?

Research works best when we choose topics and questions that we
know something about, care about, want to learn more about, and may want to teach someone.

Your topic should not be so broad that you would not be able to answer it in a reasonable amount of time. Nor should it be so narrow or specific that you can't explore it.


Too Broad
Oceans How species differ as you get deeper in the ocean
Recycling How to safely dispose of toxic materials
Ancient Egypt The life of an embalmer in Ancient Egypt