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Tip Tuesday: Tips on How to Juggle School & YSC!

Organization pays off!  Since there are still a couple months to go until the 3M Young Scientist Challenge’s  April 21st deadline, get organized so you can make the most of the time you hav

Tip Tuesday: No Fancy Lab Required

What Materials Do You Have Already In Your House? It's your ideas that count!    Real scientists are creative and make the most of the materials available to them.

Tip Tuesday: Why do you love science?

U + Science = ___ In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, think about what makes you love science! Do you enjoy searching for answers? Do you like knowing how things work?

Tip Tuesday: Celebrate (and learn with) Black History Month

Every February, America celebrates the important role that African Americans play in the United States’ past, present, and future. So as you continue working on your 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry this month, look toward African American scientists, engineers, and inventors for inspiration.

Tip Tuesday: Be Inspired!

Learn from the World Around You As you begin to consider how you may be able to impact the future, be inspired by the world around you!  Observe the problems that you, your family, your school, a

Tip Tuesday: Think Like a Scientist

Kick off the Scientific Process This year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks a big question: How can you improve lives for the future? Thankfully, scientists throughout the centuries have proven th

Tip Tuesday: Curiosity IS the Answer!

Let Your Curiosity Lead You!  Register and stay up-to-date with the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge - HERE.  "What if?" At 3M, scientists ask that question everyday to spark day-to-day solutions t

Happy New Year, Young Scientist!

It is 2020! Have you made your New Year's Resolution, yet? Why not challenge yourself to think creatively, use science to problem solve and help others?

Dr. Frankenstein - Faraz Tamboli

When you create a product to help people or when you are trying to discover, undiscovered ideas you should keep in mind that the process of science should be enjoyed.   What has been the best