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Science in Fiction Video Contest for Teens Worldwide!

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It’s not every day that students get an opportunity to research the latest in science innovations, combine a creative communications activity, and have the chance to win up to $2000, meet Bill Nye, and attend the largest science and engineering festival in the world!

But, that’s exactly what students in grades 6-12 worldwide have the chance to do if they enter the Kavli Science In Fiction Video Contest .

“Interplanetary travel, time travel, telepathy, teleportation, brain powered computers, recombinant DNA, bionic limbs, cyborgs, cryonics. Just some of the far-fetched technologies that have been dreamed up over time, while today’s scientists might just be discovering ways to make them become real!

Investigate how science is portrayed in TV, films, and games. Find an example using a film, TV show, or video game, then compare to what we can do today with current or emerging technologies. Or tell us what science needs to discover to make it really happen.

The more you research, the more you will discover, and you might end up being surprised by what you find out.”

To enter, you must make a video 30 to 90 seconds long that shares your discoveries and states your case and fill out the entry form HERE.

The entry period ends MARCH 21, 2014, so you only have a few weeks left! 1st prize is $2000, 2nd is $750, 3rd is $500 and the winner of the People’s Choice award will receive $250.
Additional Prizes include Software from Wolfram Mathematica and Free training at Steve Wolfe’s Stunt Ranch in Austin, TX

You can see this year’s entries on their YouTube channel.

And, for the teacher who wants to encourage their students, please check out this article at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Blog.

Best of luck to all of you!

Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at www.joannelovesscience.com, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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