What is it like to invent something? Young scientists share the hard work behind their winning projects
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What is it like to invent something? Young scientists share the hard work behind their winning projects

Scientists come up with new ideas every day. Young inventors are no different.

Jordan Prawira, age 12, perfected the Archimedes Wind Turbine. Caroline Crouchley, age 13, built a pneumatic train. Kara Fan, age 14, invented a liquid bandage that quickly heals wounds and reduces antibiotic resistance.

Each of these superstars competed in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, coming up with solutions to problems they face in their own lives. Paired with adult scientists at 3M, they made their ideas a reality. Here’s how.

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