Posted on August 13, 2013 by Brooke Martin
What a fun week of research!
Now that I have an idea for a way to cure an everyday challenge, I have to do some in-depth research to narrow down what it is specifically that I’m creating. It’s very hard to solve a problem without studying it first, because research is what allows you to understand the problem and prompt your thinking toward creating the solution. 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 August 13, 2013 by Anish Chuluvadi
Hello Fellow Scientists,
I've been spending a lot of my time in my room...doing nothing but RESEARCHING!
For the past week I've been trying to become an expert at my topic...which means researching, researching, and even more researching. I don't think I've ever done more researching in my life. Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Tim DeMember
I have been working hard on the design for my project. It is fun but challenging! I enjoy figuring out a way to solve the problems that I am having. I have also done some research about the problems that I have. Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
Thomas Edison tried nearly 2000 different filaments for his light bulb before one finally worked. Bill Gates said, "It's fine to celebrate success, but even more important to heed the lessons of failure". My research over the past few weeks has enabled me to experience this lesson first-hand. Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Reeney Botros
Where we're going, we don't need roads!
Before experiencing it myself, I thought invention was all about creativity. Why not? It’s definitely a huge part of it—thinking of new, unheard of ways to tackle a common problem. But, again, things aren’t always what they first appear to be. Invention, in practice, is the result of a lot of creativity paired with a TON of knowledge about both the problem itself and the science that makes up your solution. Read more
Posted on August 8, 2013 by Aishani Sil
Wow- time really does seem to fly quickly! With the end of August rolling in, some of us have another exciting thing to look for- a new school year! I'll be expecting new, different challenges, such as juggling my school work and YSC project, and I'm definitely looking forward to my last year in middle school =)
Posted on August 6, 2013 by Edward Kim
An important step to any development is good research. If good practice greatly improves the proficiency of a violinist, then good research greatly improves proficiency of a scientist. Read more
Posted on July 31, 2013 by Brooke Martin
Hi Young Science Fanatics!
Over these past weeks, I have been very busy contemplating what to do for my project. It’s one thing to be able to observe problems in our world and consider ways to solve them, but another to narrow down a list of possible solutions. First, you must ask yourself which of your brainstormed ideas are actually possible to create. Read more
Posted on July 30, 2013 by Reeney Botros
As I struggled through a mental tug-of-war between my final three ideas, Dr. Moran suggested some questions I should ask myself. Not technical or engineering questions. Questions about the world around me. She told me to ask "why?" I realized that it is IMPOSSIBLE to just take each issue at face-value. Each problem has its own set of causes, puzzling together into an issue that's more complex every time you look at it! It's like a cake--there are lots and lots of ingredients that go into the cake, but you REALLY have to know your stuff--observe, ask "why"--to become familiar with the whole recipe. Read more