North Carolina Graduation Projects
Sample of Project Topics Sample of Project Products
(requires a minimum of 15 hours to develop)
An important focus of modern choreography. Interview a Choreographer about his/her motivation/application
of a specific technique.
The recent trend towards “hands on” learning in museums. Volunteer at an art museum.
The use of nanotechnology has had a profound impact on the way Visit a pharmaceutical company and interview an employee about
we do medicine in today’s world. the changes brought on by nanotechnology.
Increased learning in music promotes academic success. Interview a music producer and music store owner and/or conduct
surveys on the type of media people are choosing for their music.
The effects of the internet on the music industry. Create a guide for elementary students on how to use the internet
safely and responsibly for research and then teach a group of
The use of robotics in the medical field has been evolving over Develop a multimedia presentation showing the timeline and
the past fifty years. evolution of the use of robotics in the medical field.
The crucial event of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina Create a podcast or wiki regarding one of the most pivotal events
that took place.
Influence of the internet on publishing. Interview and shadow a published author.
Influence of reading on children. Conduct surveys and volunteer in a day care setting as a “reader”
Influence of advertising on children. Create positive advertising using several different media.
Schools should not censor texts from the curriculum. Conduct surveys and measure attitudes toward today’s media.
Obesity in children and its effects. Create an awareness education program on active lifestyles in
children vs. sedentary lifestyles.
Addictive potential of tobacco, the role of public health agencies Identify alternative agricultural products and put together a
in reducing tobacco rates, and the fiscal impact of tobacco multimedia presentation for the county commissioners.
reduction rates on tobacco farmers.
A comparison of current diet programs. Research and interview with different commercial diet programs,
online diet programs, nutritionists and doctors to compare their
long term success rates and weight loss recommendations.
Benefits of cardiovascular exercises on blood exercise. Compare weight training cardiovascular exercise and combination
of the two. Conduct an experiment to compare the effects of
blood pressure and various types of exercise.
Performance enhancing drugs and US athletes. Interview and survey high school athletes as to their perception of
athletes that have taken performance enhancing drugs and the
possibility that they would take drugs to promote their athletic
The causes and effects of adult literacy in North Carolina. Create a presentation that includes showing the causes and effects
of adult literacy in North Carolina.
The effects of the media, both printed and electronic, on public Develop and conduct an online survey to explore the influence of
opinion of topic such as global warming, illegal immigration etc. media on public opinion.
The roe of libraries in the American democratic process. Create a presentation, including a timeline, that shows direct and
indirect roles that libraries have played in the American
democratic process over the past 50 years.
The causes and effects of out-sourcing in the manufacturing and Create a video in which you interview people who have been
information technology sectors. directly affected by out-sourcing.
North Carolina’s tourism has a positive impact on the state Conduct volunteer services at a NC State Park.
Physics of a roller coaster. Build a model roller coaster.
Fashion design ideas. Design a modern fashion portfolio.
Home energy-efficiency. Draw blueprints and make a model of an energy-efficient home.
Yield of a crop. Develop, plant, and harvest a crop using various types of soil, and
Effects of caffeine. Conduct an experiment on the effects of caffeine.
North Carolina first in flight. Create a presentation about North Carolina’s participation in the
history of flight.
Use of robotics in the medical field. Interview surgeons who utilize robotics in their surgical practice.
Conservation methods for home fuel. Analyze home energy conservation practices in the community.
Influence of electrical fields on plants. Conduct an experiment on the growth of plants.
Second language teaching. Observe and teach a lesson in a second language to young
Economic impact of Spanish-speakers on county economics. Research, list and interview Hispanic-owned businesses in the
Language translation needs and requisite skills in the medical Interview county hospitals about needs for language other then
community. English, shadow a translator.
Diversification of North Carolina and Union County. Create a survey that asks about the language and ethnic groups
represented in the incoming students’ previous community
Signs of globalization and diversification in Union County and Work at an ESL intake Center; interview immigrants about why
North Carolina. they moved to the area.
1957-2007: Foreign films and the US market. Watch film makeovers that originated in other countries; observe
the changes from one language and culture to another.
Non-English language newspapers in the greater Charlotte area. Compare the topics and advertisers in the non-English language
Leaders in minority language groups in Union County and Interview churches, government agencies and business owners to
Charlotte. discern grassroots’ changes in non-English language groups.
Election procedures. Conduct a political exit poll and analyze the results.
Vietnam War era. Conduct and interview with individuals from the era representing
Alternative fuel sources. Construct a model of a solar powered home.
Neighborhood watch programs. Participate in a neighborhood watch program.