Friday, February 3, 2012

Fifth Grader Creates a New Molecule


Clara Lazen, 10, managed to create a novel combination of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon atoms with a molecule modeling kit - you know the things with the balls and sticks that you put together to show molecule structures.  It seems that her science teacher had never seen the particular combination of molecules before, so he contacted a professor at Humbolt State who confirmed that it was a previously unrecorded molecule.  So now, 10 year old Lazen is listed as a co-author on a scientific paper that has been submitted to the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.  Read the full story here.