Salt Water Sandless Sandbag
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Peyton Robertson
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2013 Winner
Pine Crest School
1501 NE 62ND ST
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33334-5199
5th grade | 13 years old
Meet Peyton. America’s Top Young Scientist today, world renowned inventor tomorrow. Peyton’s invention of a more efficient sandbag to reduce salt water flood damage captured our judges’ attention. But it was his commanding delivery, innovative thinking, and sound grasp of the scientific method which captured him the title.

As America’s Top Young Scientist, it’s no wonder Peyton’s favorite subjects are science and math. He enjoys researching a problem or challenge and thinking through alternatives and creative solutions.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
The Davidson Young Scholars Program encouraged me to enter the Young Scientist Challenge.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
I enjoy researching a problem or challenge and thinking through alternatives and creative solutions.
In 15 years I hope to be...
An Inventor. When my sisters were learning to ride a bike, I designed retractable training wheels with handle bar controls. Also, after playing at an out-of-state golf tournament on a cold day, I designed a golf ball warmer to preserve its temperature and performance in colder environments.
Science is all around us. Ideas for new inventions come from my everyday life experiences. When my sisters were learning to ride a bike, I designed retractable training wheels with handle bar controls. After playing at an out-of-state golf tournament on a cold day, I designed a golf ball warmer to preserve its temperature and performance in colder environments.
Peyton Robertson