Fifth Grader Uncovers A Scientific Breakthrough
Clara Lazan, a 10-year old fifth grader, goes to Border Star Montessori School in Kansas.
Clara was asked by her science teacher, Kenneth Boeh, to complete a science project.
She was given a molecule kit and asked to come up with an arrangement.
Luckily, Clara had a great imagination and arranged oxygen, nitrogen and carbon atoms.
In order to check if it had ever been done, her teacher plugged the sequence into an online database that has chemistry related literature dating all the way back to 1904.
He was shocked when he found out that it was completely unique.
This new molecule is now called Tetranitratoxycarbon.
Clara and her science teacher have been listed as co-authors in the research paper.
You never know, you may find one too!