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Watch: How Do Knees Work? An Iron Egghead Sample Video

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Can you explain science with seven everyday items? We’re looking for some creative minds to explain how a part of the human body works, or how a process occurs in it, in two minutes or less. No fancy equipment is needed, either—a smartphone camera will do.

For inspiration, take a gander at this sample video, made by our interns Isha Soni and Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato. I love the way they used the stress ball off my desk.


Ready to enter? Click here for the official rules and entry instructions. >>

You must be 18 or over and a resident of the U.S.

Philip Yam About the Author: Philip Yam is the managing editor of Follow on Twitter @philipyam.

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