We are mostly asked questions around Presentation Design. But, sometimes, we do have our patrons reaching out to us to seek help with the “content” that needs to be created even before we begin with the design of the presentation.
So, today we are sharing a few really easy to cover super useful presentation topics for Science. This is especially helpful for all those teachers and parents who are looking to increase the curiosity of the aspiring students and children.
So, let’s dive right into it –
1. Big Bang Theory – Origin of Our Universe
As a kid, I was always curious about how we came into existence! How the planet Earth was created? How did it all start? This is a great topic to really generate and at times, even quench the curiosity of your students or children. While it is a great topic for presentation in class, it is also an equally good topic for a dinner conversation with your kids.
2. DNA structure
Our DNA is the very core of our life. If the Big Bang Theory is how the universe came into being, DNA is where our personal journey begins. While the structure of the DNA is quite fascinating, the impact it has on our life and how it affects our characteristics is mind boggling! It is another great topic for a Science Presentation. Do keep in mind, use of visual aids will most likely improve the comprehension and retention among your audience.
3. Gene Editing & Its Uses
In case you choose to go with the previous topic of DNA, Gene Editing serves as a perfect extension of that topic even though it can be a great topic in itself. Sharing insights on Gene Editing and how it works, can showcase the capacity of human endeavors and its resolve to make things better.
4. Important Discoveries of Science
Okay, so this can really be a fun topic. As a kid, it was always fascinating to know about some of the world’s greatest discoveries and inventions. Be it Penicillium or the first flight by the Wright Brothers, such topics allow you to take your audience on a journey and relive the times in which these discoveries and inventions were made. The thing that I like the most about this topic is that it doesn’t have to be completed in one session. In fact, this can be turned into a knowledge series of multiple sessions as the list of discoveries is endless.
Most kids and students are really fascinated with planes. But, only a few really understand the basic principles of how a plane works. Explaining Aerodynamics can be an interesting topic. It also allows you to introduce props such as a plane, and practical exercises such as creating your own plane and analysing the aerodynamics of it. Introduction of visuals for such a topic can greatly enhance the learning experience.
So this is a topic that most of the kids and students would have at least heard of, most might know about it a little. But very few would really understand how gravity truly changed our concepts not just on Earth, but also beyond our Planet in our Solar System. Gravity alone is responsible for the tectonic shift of mindset that the Earth was the centre of our Solar System to the fact that the Sun is the centre of our Solar System around which the rest of the planets revolve. That and much more! Explaining the stories of Galileo who first challenged this assumption and how Newton turned everything we knew upside down (almost literally!)
Another interesting Science topic for a presentation. How do non-moving organisms produce and consume food? How Photosynthesis is not just limited to trees, but virtually drives all lifeforms on Earth through transfer of energy. Also, touching upon the fact how Photosynthesis has led to revolutionary discovery of Solar cells and how it is potentially going to be powering our future.
8. Artificial Intelligence – Boon or Bane
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, there is a lot that we can do to engage the curiosity of our kids and students. It is an evolving part of Science as we haven’t fully applied and utilised AI. One of the reasons this can be a great topic is because it engages your students or kids to really think. You may consider forming 2 teams and allow an open debate on how AI could be a boon or a bane – a great way to promote cross-learning.
9. Ocean – The Unknown World
Our Ocean is what sets our planet Earth apart from the other planets in our solar planet. It is not only one of the main factors contributing to life on earth, the Ocean holds a world of its own with hidden creatures which have only recently been explored. There is a lot to cover when it comes to the Ocean. Don’t limit your imagination to just lifeforms as you can even talk about treasures troves contained in the ships that sank!
So I have a confession to make. Which is this – Astronomy astonished me as a kid, and it amazes me even now! There have been countless nights that I gazed at the stars in the sky in amazement trying to locate a planet, and falling stars and other man-made satellites in the sky. This is not just an amazing topic for a presentation, but if you could get hold of a telescope for a practical session, it will make a night to remember for the kids and the students!
11. Light and its effects
This is another topic that can turn into a great practical session! Presentations can be accompanied with a trip to the physics lab or even using equipment like prism to take the session experience of your audience to a totally different level! Experiencing the various colors that form light is one thing, but understanding how it impacts almost every single thing in our day to day activities makes us admire it.
12. Atoms – Building Blocks of Matter
While there is a whole universe outside of our Planet, there is a completely different world that exists when we go granular inside any matter. There are literally billions and billions of atoms inside just our human body. Each atom has its own world making it as diverse as you can imagine. How these atoms interact with each other and what makes an atom can be a really engaging topic to bubble the curiosity of the students or your kids!
13. Sound & Waves
Another super interesting presentation topic for Science for kids and students is to understand how Sound works. There are several things to cover as part of this ranging from simple waves to frequency and resonance experiments. Sound is not just a good topic for a presentation but also for experiments and physical demos.
Technology as a topic has a lot to cover. As we all know that technology touches each of our lives on a daily basis, students can find this topic relatable quite easily. The canvas for exploration and presentation is quite broad giving you a wide range of technology topics to present from.
15. Human Brain
Many believe that we only use 10% of the capacity of our human brain. We have till date only barely managed to understand how our brain works. Even the parts that we have gathered an understanding about, we don’t quite fully understand it. Human brain has remained a topic of astonishment for scientists for a long time. It is only logical to conclude that if presented effectively, this can be a good presentation topic on science.
When Charles Darwin presented his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection in his book “The Origin of Species”, it took the world of Science by storm. How the species have evolved over a period of millions of years is quite interesting. There were quite a few interesting learnings that Darwin had and he shared that as a summary. This is something that has been also covered in the TV series Cosmos by Neil Degrasse Tyson. I highly recommend giving this TV series a watch.
Majority of the kids have handled and spent hours in amaze playing with a magnet. Many try to understand how a magnet really works! But, only a few are able to really understand the science behind it. Magnetism can be a really fun topic to give a presentation on. Additionally, this topic also allows enough space to display, experiment and have funds with a real magnet and iron filings to showcase the effect of magnetism.
Electricity is pretty much everywhere. Today, if there is no electricity, the region is considered underdeveloped or backward. The discovery and the use of electricity is probably one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. It has been single handedly responsible for industrialisation, powering growth, and development of the human race.
19. Steam Engine
Steam Engine was the first step of the human race towards powered locomotives. From discovery of the steam engine to how it was responsible for creating a time standard and time zones along with the stories related to it, can all be very fascinating and take you back in time to relive the history! A perfect presentation topic for science students.
20. Science of Medicine
No list of presentation topics for Science would be complete without mentioning medicine and its benefits. The discovery of medicines and drugs have been responsible for nearly doubling the average human age. The impact is far reaching with several pros and cons that constitute an interesting topic for presentation.
21. Periodic Table
Students often find this topic very dull. However, if you can help them understand the beauty and significance of this periodic table, it can be an amazing topic. To really understand how Mendeleev could predict the existence of various elements even before they were discovered, is mind boggling! Periodic table is such a perfect table that explains how the elements are arranged in a well structured manner in nature. This topic can be turned into a very interesting topic but a bit of effort and some out of the box thinking may be required.
Okay, so we all may have heard the story of Archimedes in a bathtub and how he shouted “Eureka” when he managed to solve the problem that was tasked to him. He did this using the Buoyancy principle. While this story is something we relate to buoyancy the most, there is a lot more that we can truly learn and apply using this principle. This can be a very helpful topic for a presentation as well as practical science experiment.
23. Health & Nutrition
Health & Nutrition is a very important aspect of our life. It’s importance is often not completely understood by kids and students alike. Presenting about Health & Nutrition can go a long way to benefit the students to maintain a very healthy life!
24. Our Solar System
Our Solar System is a topic that is mostly taught since you join school. However, while most of us now about our solar system, there are enough mysteries about it to capture and captivate the attention of your audience. Questions like – why is Pluto not a planet anymore? Or other questions such as – are we alone in this universe or even topics around the Sun as a star or even the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter can all lead to great engaging presentations and discussions.
25. Stem Cell
Stem cell research has become a cutting-edge medical research. Thus, it is often a hot topic for discussion, but is often not completely understood. This topic will also provide you an opportunity to engage your audience in a debate that could be centered around the ethics of stem cell and its application. This is a perfect topic as this allows your students or kids to learn and share their opinion with others.
Science is a vast world. Even though there are several other topics that can be covered, we decided to list topics that are relatively common such that it widely applies to a large set of people. If you have shortlisted your presentation topic and are looking for help to create a visually appealing presentation that captures the attention of your audience, be sure to reach out to us!
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