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11-year-old science whiz makes learning fun


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Sylvia Todd is just 11-years-old, but she's already an internet star and, last week, met President Obama. And she owes it all to science.

With the help of her family, Sylvia makes and stars in her own web series "Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show". The show demonstrates science projects for kids, and has more than 1.5 million views on Youtube.

At a time when the U.S. lags far behind other countries in science education, especially for girls, she's a role model.

"I've gotten emails and tweets from kids and adults or parents," Sylvia said. "I've gotten some teachers who are like, 'I've showed your show in class, it's very good.'"

Sylvia's love of science has even taken her to the White House; last week she was invited to take part in the White House Science Fair. The president seemed impressed by her water color robot.

Sylvia says she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up, but for now she's happy with the title 'Science Superstar'.

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