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42 Fun Science Writing Prompts for Students

Exploring the world of Science Writing Prompts — Oh yeah! Creative writing prompts can help your students learn more about science, improving their scientific vocabulary and theoretical knowledge. It’ll also ensure they remain engaged during important scientific lessons. 

Fun Science Writing Prompts

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Science is an incredibly diverse field that covers numerous topics, ranging from astronomy to chemistry and biology. Now, awesome teachers are always looking for ways to make science more engaging for students, and…

Writing about science can help students learn concepts, improve their writing skills, and become more interested in science. Yes!

Let’s Get Writing About Science

If you’re a teacher looking to cultivate a scientific interest in your students…

Or, if you are a student looking to put the knowledge you’ve learned in the science classroom to the test, you’re in luck because our brand-new science writing prompts can help.

You see, this new list of science writing prompts addresses all kinds of questions students might have about various scientific concepts.

So get to it and take a look at these science writing prompts now. Above all, enjoy!

25 Fun Science Writing Prompts for Students

1. Which new technologies do you think will change the world dramatically?

2. Clear some common misconceptions people have about butterflies and their metamorphosis process.

3. Write a haiku about how magnets work.

4. Explain in short paragraphs why the lightbulb was one of the most important inventions in human history.

5. Explain in your own words how an apple helped Sir Isaac Newton discover gravity. 

6. Write about the life cycle of your favorite living thing.

7. Describe the formation of an atom while keeping protons and neutrons in the correct order. 

8. Drawing Journal Idea — Create a diagram of the human body and explain it briefly.

9. Have you tried virtual reality? Do you believe science can recreate reality to trick the human mind? Support your position with scientific evidence.

10. Do you think the smartphone is one of the most important inventions of the 21st century? Why or why not?

11. Describe in detail one interesting scientific invention you’ve read in recent news stories. 

12. Does a younger student today know more about science than their parent’s generation? Explain. 

13. What would you do if you had a time machine? Explain where you would go on the first day and why. 

14. People believe listening to white noise, like static or ocean sounds, helps improve sleep. Have you tested this hypothesis? What are your thoughts on it?

15. Did you hear about a hurricane in current events? Explain how hurricanes are formed.

16. Who is your favorite STEM role model? It can be an engineer, architect, scholar, scientist, or inventor. Explain what you admire about them. 

17. Explain in detail how scientists predict how climate change will ruin various ecosystems, causing wildlife to become extinct.

18. Describe your three favorite wildlife animals in detail that are slated for extinction. Explain how humanity can contribute to saving them. 

19. Electronics have become prevalent in the modern world. However, they require significant electricity generation to operate. Explain how the world can create electricity more sustainably to lower carbon emissions. 

20. What are the characteristics and functions of red blood cells?

21. What is the law of conservation of mass?

22. Explain how geology is used in everyday life to learn more about rock falls, landslides, earthquakes, etc. 

23. Break down the composition of a water molecule. 

24. What are positively charged kernels?

25. How do you plan to improve your physics grade next year?

Science Related Writing Prompts for Students

17 Science Writing Prompts Especially for Elementary and Middle School Students

Science writing prompts for elementary and middle school students can be a lot of fun. They can also help kids learn about science and improve their writing skills. Some creative writing topics that make good prompts include:

  1. What is your favorite animal and why?
  2. Invent an animal and describe it in detail and draw a picture of it, too!
  3. Write a story about taking a trip to Mars and back again.
  4. Create your own planet and describe it in detail. You could also draw a picture of it as well.
  5. If you could invent anything what would it be and why?
  6. Yikes! Insects rule the world. How did that happen and how could science have prevented it? 
  7. How does gravity affect your daily life here on earth? What would earth be like without gravity?
  8. What do you think and feel when you look up at the night sky and see all the stars?
  9. Write a story about living in outer space for a year.
  10. You’re a scientist working in your laboratory when your microscope comes to life…
  11. Write a short story about a scientist who proves something that turns out a little differently than they planned.
  12. What do you think is the greatest invention the world has ever seen?  Why?
  13. What invention would you like to create and how would you make it?
  14. List 3 scientific discoveries.  Then, choose one and write about how it changed daily life on earth.
  15. Why is learning science important?
  16. I enjoy science because…
  17. I think science is…

I hope you enjoyed this list of fun and creative Science Writing Prompts

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A Few Final Thoughts

People often think science is only about experiments and theoretical concepts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make science more fun. 

Most science classes involve lab experiments and rote learning from a textbook. Students will then pen these lessons into their notebooks. As a result, it’s no surprise that students’ minds wander during these lessons, and their enthusiasm for science wanes. 

But now, with these science writing prompts, your students will develop stronger scientific knowledge while becoming more interested in science. So get to it and use these new prompts with your students today. I know you’ll be glad you did.

Until next time, write on…

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