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ANTHONY - COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS

Hello everyone,

To focus on one research problem to start working on, I had three ideas in mind. All three were legitimate ideas to begin with, but the one that I believed to be both feasible and had the greatest impact on the world was my idea on hydroplaning.

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ANDREW- MAKING GREAT PROGRESS

I have been very busy this week and have had lots of fun so far on this project. I have been working hard on my scientist’s notebook narrowing my ideas down to one.  I chose my original entry idea based on the same guidelines that I had made for myself last week, and I had added some guidelines, such as the availability of materials to follow through with the idea, and how interested in the topic I am. Also, if other solutions exist, how much of an innovation it would be compared to past solutions or ideas. Read more

DAVID - DECIDING ON MY FINAL PROJECT

It's been really good having a mentor to bounce my ideas off of. I really found her advice helpful. Narrowing down my list of problems to just one wasn't too difficult. I chose the problem that seemed most important to me. So far, I have accomplished a lot, building prototypes and doing research. I am really excited to start building my final project! Read more

JAI - SUMMER RESEARCH

Hi everybody, Jai here! I hope everyone is having a great summer! I have been hard at work looking at various problems that I would love to solve in the future. Of all of the problems that I identified, the one that I feel most strongly about, is air pollution. Read more

SAHIL - CHOOSING A PROJECT IDEA

After I heard from Discovery Education that I had been selected as a finalist, I began thinking about ideas for the final project. Fortunately, I was going to Singapore and Hong Kong, so this would be a perfect time to make observations and come up with an idea! Read more

KATHERINE - FINDING A PROBLEM TO SOLVE

There is a wide range of problems in the community from obesity to lack of clean water. Choosing three problems was difficult. I decided to choose based on many factors including:

•  The importance – I wanted to help solve a problem that affected as many people as possible.
• The existing solutions – I want to create a better a better solution to solve a problem Read more

ANA - MOTIVATION, TAPE AND THE SECOND WEEK OF COMPETITION

Soccer Bag Necessities: Starring 3M Athletic Tape!Over the past week, I've basically spent every moment of my day either playing soccer or working on my project (and I love every second)! Thank you to 3M for being one of the necessities always in my soccer bag! You have played a fundamental role in protecting me from blisters! Read more

CHRISTOPHER - A GOOD START

I decided to continue the project I submitted for the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  Although I had already developed a working model of my project, it only told me that I reached my initial goals.  I could see that there were a variety of ways my model could be improved.  I feel that if I can continue to improve my model, it could be more than a science project and one day be a viable commercial product.  I really liked this project from the beginning as it met my goal of making a difference in the energy crisis, introduced me to a wide range of Read more

ANTHONY - NARROWING, ELIMINATING AND SELECTING THE SOLUTION

Hello everyone,
 
I am starting to begin trying to solve my problem I have decided on, however, I had to go through long steps of narrowing down my list of problems.

To begin with a topic to start working on, I had to come up with a list of potential ideas that could be the topic of my research. Read more

MYTHRI - TO CHOOSE OR NOT TO CHOOSE, THAT IS THE DECISION

Oh, the pain of doing the daunting duty of decision making when you are in love with every problem that presents an opportunity to innovate! Which of the eight problems that I had identified through careful observations must I shortlist? I spent endless hours pondering this question as I tried to compile the list of my top three invention topics. Since all eight of my first list of problems captured my interest equally, picking three of them was an incredibly challenging and engrossing task. Read more

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