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ANDREW - THINKING LIKE A SCIENTIST

This has been a very exciting past couple weeks. I have come up with many great ideas in my scientist’s notebook. I realized that some of the problems affect millions of people, such as the current water shortage in California, and some fewer people, like losing a pet. After many hours of research and brainstorming, I had finally picked my top 3 ideas. It was very hard to narrow my list to three, but I finally did it.  After thinking like a 3M scientist for a week, these are the ways I narrow down problems:

1.How big of a problem it is?
2.How many people it will affect if solved?
3.The importance of a solution to the problem.

I am very lucky to be able to work with Dr. Free this summer!
I had a great discussion with him. He is very helpful and gave me some great suggestions and new resources to investigate. I can’t wait to try out all of the things he suggested!

More excitement these past weeks, my friends, family and I were very exited when I got to appear on my local news channel because I am a finalist in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! They wanted to hear all about the contest, my idea, and what I will be doing this summer. I even got to bring my trusty colleague, Jessie! (She thought she was at the vet at first!)  I have enjoyed reading all the other finalist’s blogs and I am exited to meet you all in the fall!

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