Posted on September 13, 2013 by Daniel Culver
My blog this week is a conclusion of my summer mentorship. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. Here is a link to my video: Final Blog Read more
Posted on September 11, 2013 by Daniel Culver
Posted on September 9, 2013 by Daniel Culver
My blog this week is a video about some of the things I have learned during the summer mentorship with my 3M scientist mentor, Dr. Eberman. In the video, I mention qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data can be observed, but not measured. On the other hand, quantitative data can be measured. Even though I am backlit in the video and difficult to see, I decided to post this because of the excellent example of a qualitative observation that nature provided.
Watch my video blog here: A Learning Experience Read more
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Daniel Culver
So far, the best, and most difficult, portion of the project has been data collection. Collecting data is time-consuming; however, it is definitely worth the effort. After all, who does not enjoy a good experiment? Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Daniel Culver
This week, I collected information that may benefit the remainder of my project.
It would be nearly impossible to conduct any experiment without research to provide background information necessary to create a hypothesis, or educated prediction of the test results. It is often useful to know detailed information about your topic in order to avoid “discovering” facts that are already known. Read more
Posted on July 29, 2013 by Daniel Culver
This week, I decided which project I will pursue in the Young Scientist Challenge. I chose the project with the greatest potential to preserve and improve human life.
My mentor has been an integral component of my project so far. He has given valuable advice and information about the life of a scientist, and I look forward to becoming more familiar with the culture of innovation that exists in 3M.
Up to this point, I am satisfied with the progress of my work; however, I am eager to work on the project. Read more
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Daniel Culver
Last week, I selected eight observations from the news and identified the problems behind them. This was very time consuming because the news is mostly about sports and celebrities instead of problems that may be solved with scientific solutions. I did not find it difficult to narrow down my project options to three because I know which ones have the greatest potential to change the world, and the ones that I am most interested in. Read more
Posted on July 18, 2013 by Daniel Culver
I completed this project because I have a passion for science and engineering that can be applied to problems that exist around the world, such as carbon monoxide poisoning. However, my teacher encouraged me to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. I knew that participation in the Young Scientist Challenge would enhance my critical thinking skills and improve my scientific knowledge, so I decided to create my video. Read more