I created this to do list for student research projects.
One of my teaching awards is an award for supervising student projects, senior thesis projects. This is a file I have been giving my students for years. It was designed for psychology projects, but is adaptable for all sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and social sciences including sociology, education. It may also be useful for science fair projects.
The file is a comprehensive to do list with "baby steps" so the student feels a sense of moving forward as small milestones are met. The list is in the order that things are most often done in, although you can change this (or students can skip around). For example, writing the method section comes before writing the introduction.
My students have been using this to do list for years and have found it very helpful. It helps them to see a senior project as something "do-able" with clear milestones/check points rather than as one big scary, fluid wonder.
(This is a Word Doc so you can add and remove items that may not apply to your course.)