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12-Year-Old Gitanjali Rao Shows Us Her Invention to Test for Lead in Flint's Water

Meet the future Nobel prize winner.

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Last we heard about 12-year-old scientist Gitanjali Rao she was developing her Tethys device to quickly test for lead content in water. The young Colorado resident was inspired by the Flint water crisis to develop an easy tool and accompanying for testing for lead at home, and now she’s created both the app and device.

Great Big Story caught up with Gitanjali to see how her invention has progressed and how she hopes to use science to inspire kids to change the world. Just this year she won $25,000 USD and the America’s Top Young Scientist Award for her Tethys invention. Looking for a way to inspire your own kids? Check out the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.

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