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Sydney Clark

Hometown: 
Austin, Texas
School: 
Clark Academy of Science and Art (Homeschool)
Age: 
12
Grade: 
6
What is your favorite subject in school?: 
I enjoy science and geography. I find both subjects a really interesting way to study the environment and the world we live in.
What kind of extra-curricular activities or hobbies do you enjoy participating in?: 
There are almost too many to count. I love Scottish Country Dancing, because it’s really social and it’s a challenge to try and remember all of the dances and moves. I play electric bass and sing in a rock band (music is a HUGE part of my life). I'm a member of our homeschool science club where we all study for Science Bowl and Science Olympiad, I act in a play every semester, I perform in a children's improv group, and of course, I've loved doing Young Scientist Challenge!
What career do you want to pursue and why?: 
I’m not really sure right now because there are so many wonderful things I could do with my life, but I’m leaning toward environmental sciences and film-making. Both would be really fun and exciting because I would be able to travel all around the world. I think doing both would be a really cool way to make science interesting for the next generation, and I could meet lots of new people and work on exciting new ideas and projects.
Why did you enter in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?: 
I've always loved science, and ever since I saw the finalists of YSC on the TV show MythBusters, I've wanted to enter Young Scientist Challenge. Then my mom offered a homeschool class on Young Scientist Challenge, so I grabbed the opportunity to make my video.
What do you enjoy most about science?: 
Science is a subject that covers almost every topic you could possibly imagine. It’s what makes our world the beautiful place it is. Science can be explosive, delicate, or awe-inspiring! I’m currently extremely interested in earth science and environmental science, but you could do practically anything with science. If knowledge was solid, all the knowledge in the universe would probably make the universe explode.
Anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself?: 
I strongly believe that science is very important in our lives and that it will be the next generation of children that make the next big discovery. It's important to learn science now and start making changes to save our planet and make it a better place.
State: 
Texas

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