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Riya Chandra

Hometown: 
Fremont, California
School: 
Mission San Jose Elementary School
Age: 
10
Grade: 
5
What is your favorite subject in school?: 
My favorite school subject would probably have to be math or science. Why? Because I love solving problems and doing experiments and lab work. All my teachers that I have had so far have taught me these subjects in a FUN way.
What kind of extra-curricular activities or hobbies do you enjoy participating in?: 
I am in involved in everything from music to sports to art and to academics. Dance is one that I just LOVE to do. It lets me have fun and express myself. Tennis is another one. I get exercise by playing tennis while having fun! I also enjoy doing scrapbooking. It lets me be creative and make stuff pretty! I also took math classes for the past four years.
What career do you want to pursue and why?: 
I would like to be a pediatrician when I grow up. This field goes well with what the two subjects that I really enjoy, Math and Science. I also LOVE working with kids and know that I would make a GREAT pediatrician!
Why did you enter in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?: 
The topic I chose was about germs. I have always been interested in learning about germs so it excited me when I found out that it was one of the topics for this year!
What do you enjoy most about science?: 
I like that we can explore so many different topics about science. I enjoy doing all the experiments and then finding what the results are so I can explain to people what is happening.
Anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself?: 
I REALLY ENJOYED DOING THIS PROJECT AND LEARNED A LOT!
State: 
California

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