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Halloween Science Treats

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

When it comes to Halloween science there are no tricks because everything can be explained, which means everyone who celebrates gets treats in the form of knowledge. Granted, that line might go over better in your classroom than with an eager group of costumed children standing at your front door, but let’s move on to some Halloween STEM fun anyway. Read more

Arthur-Wrapping It Up

Hi Everyone!

The final event is just around the corner. I am preparing my props, going over my final presentation, rehearsing lines, and so forth, and I am super excited to travel to 3M in just 9 days!

Wow! I have come a long way from when I started back in June, and I feel like I am prepared for my trip to 3M. I have a lot planned, and hope that everyone watching will have lots of fun… But most of all, I want to inspire my generation, and encourage younger generations to enter the Young Scientist Challenge. Read more

Hannah - H2O to Go

Hello, Young Sceintists!

This week, I am studying at a summer resdential 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 knowedge, and growing as scientists and engineers. It was amazing to discover scence in a hands-on way while forming bonds with my classmates. Read more

Science, Dog-Gone It!

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

Hannah - Science is Everywhere

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. 
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Tim- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hey guys!

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

Aishani- Getting Ready To Experiment

Hey everyone!

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

Peyton - The Big 3

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

Congratulations to the Top Ten Finalists of the 2012 Young Scientist Challenge!

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

Video Blog 1- Shawn Farmand

Hi everyone,

     This is my first video blog:

YSC Video 1 Read more



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