Posted on September 1, 2015 by
Hello, Young Scientists!
This week, I am studying at a summer residential research camp. Seeing that our camp is called H2O to Go, our central topic is water! The camp is all about discovering new ideas, uncovering knowledge, and growing as scientists and engineers. It was amazing to discover science in a hands-on way while forming bonds with my classmates. Read more
Posted on August 20, 2015 by
by Kim Moldofsky
School is back in session (or soon will be). The dog days of summer are coming to an end, but not without a celebration of our canine companions. National Dog Day is August 26 and ought to be a real howl. Although the day is largely focused on dog adoption and welfare, it can also serve as a launching pad for scientific exploration. Read more
Posted on August 14, 2015 by
Hello, Young Scientists!
This week, I have been in Europe with my family, and I had the opportunity to visit a micro-hydro power site in Luzern, Switzerland, which provides power to over 1,000 homes! I had so much fun making this video and exploring the site.
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Tim DeMember
This whole experience has been amazing! I've had tons of fun.
I think that the best part of this has been working with my mentor to solve problems. It is cool to see both of our approaches to the problem. Read more
Posted on August 27, 2013 by Aishani Sil
These past weeks have truly been filled with hours of planning, designing, and hard work! I realized that before you can get to the hands-on part of the scientific journey, you have to plan out your experiment. But that's the easy part, right? Wrong. In the beginning of the process, it had seemed to me that the planning part of my experiment was the easiest and least time consuming. Read more
Posted on July 24, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
The Miami Heat have their "Big Three". Harry Potter has Harry, Ron, and Hermoine. And Newton discovered the Three Laws of Motion.
Over the past week, I have been observing problems, identifying their causes, and researching potential solutions all in an effort to narrow the list of problems on which to work to my "Big Three". I started with eight problems and narrowed the list to three which I felt were the most impactful and provided the best opportunity to solve using science. Read more
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Discovery Education
From Connecticut to California, this year’s top young scientists are from all across the country. And from soccer and Taekwondo to orchestra and movie-making, their interests are diverse too. Yet despite their differences, they have one important thing in common: All ten finalists love science! Read more
Posted on August 10, 2011 by Shayan Farmand
Posted on August 7, 2011 by Austin Curtis
This week we needed rainwater for testing part of my project, and in summer it's usually dry, but a sudden downpour of 4 in. was plenty of rainwater. My mentor helped me out this week with a few problems we had. Today a news reporter interviewed me and I was kind of nervous. I tried not to give too many deatails away about my project.
We've been testing some ideas and trying to decide if my final project is possible. If not I will have to pick one of my other ideas. Read more
Posted on August 7, 2011 by Caroline Boschetto
While researching certainly isn't the most enjoyable part of doing a project, it is one of the most important requirements for a successful outcome. Even if you are fairly knowledgable about the topic you are working with, solving specific problems you will encounter will be impossible without seeking more information. As I thought more and more about my project, I realized that there were many gaps and question marks within my plan because I didn't know enough information about my topic. Through research, I now feel more confident in what I am doing, and more sure about the direction that I am heading in. Read more