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April 13th, 2010

Quick Hello

Olivia Smith Donovan, Bio-Inspired Designs Winner

Hi. This is all new to me, so I’m just going to say this:I’m pretty exited for May.  Going to CA is going to be cool, but for now there is a lot of work to do. I will try to update this blog a few times a week. I’m going to miss a week of school, and I’m probably going to have to study a little aerodynamics.

Anyway, I think I’m supposed to write about my scientific discoveries. My Grandmother gave me a microscope for my birthday and I have been using it a bit more lately. One thing I noticed recently is that if you look at a bamboo cane slice under a microscope, and you make the light red, it looks like a field of pink and orange flowers at sunset. Up close, a mosquito’s proboscis looks like an old sausage. And a flower stem looks creepy, like a bunch of strings held together by green goop.

Talk L8er,


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cm from
April 13, 2010
at 4:17 pm

That sounds like you are excited!! What are aerodynamics.? :)

JM from
April 14, 2010
at 6:52 pm

Thanks for your observations, Olivia!
Have you ever sliced a circle of cucumber really thin and held it up to the light? I’d be interested to hear what that reminded you of? Have any other kids or adults tried similar experiments with plants? The world of nature inspires us with beauty as well as ideas.