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Patrick - Science - First Blog Post

My brother, who is a former national finalist, challenged me to get to this point.  I was only six years old when he competed in Washington D.C., but I remember all of the excitement.  My brother and I compete in lots of things like sports, video games, and grades, and I accepted his challenge. Read more

Anishaa- First Blog

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Hey everybody! This is my first blog of the year for the 2012 Young Scientist Challenge! I'd like to thank both Discovery Education and 3M for the opportunity to participate in this competition. I'd also like to thank my friends and family for their support through everything I've done. Read more

Carolyn - Opening Blog

Opening video - Carolyn

My interest in science was originally sparked by my 1st grade teacher, Mrs.  Fullerton.  She required each of her students to perform a science fair experiment.   I have been doing science fair projects almost every year since then.   I heard about this contest at the State Science Fair.  I was encouraged to enter by my regional fair director. Read more

Chase - First post

I first learned about the 3M/Discovery Young Scientist Challenge from my best friend, Andrew.  Andrew was the North Carolina State Merit Winner in the 2011.

I wanted to enter the contest, as I love scientific challenges and video-editing, but I had no great ideas.  Then I remembered how I felt when I learned about the Somali famine and the fact that sometimes children were left on the roadside to die because their parents could not carry them for the 2-3 week treks to the refugee camps. Read more

Anin - Blog 1

Hi everyone! I’m really excited about being chosen as one of the top ten finalists for the Young Scientist Challenge, and I look forward to working on my innovation with the guidance of my mentor. I’ll be posting about my experience over the next three months.

My interest for science and science research developed during elementary school, where teachers presented us students with the most interesting and intriguing aspects of each subject (basic chemistry, basic physics, et cetera).  As the years passed, the science curriculum became more detailed and fact-oriented; however, instead of science becoming boring and all memorization, it turned out to be more and more interesting because my teachers would incorporate the scientific method and thinking process in all their classes. By middle school, my interest for science had really grown. Read more

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