13 yr-old designs efficient solar collectors using Fibonacci sequence and trees
[01 Sep 2011]
This is a great story.
Thirteen year-old Aidan won a Young Naturalist Award with his re-design of solar collectors so they were more efficient. He used the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,…) and his observation of how trees make full use of the sun.
Here’s the link to the article Aidan wrote about his thinking and approach to this issue (complete with bibliography):
[The link is gone now - see the comments for why.]
This is great inspiration for those who think science is only for adults or dead people.