The Flame Challenge Finalists
What is a flame?
A couple months back we talked about a really cool science communication contest called The Flame Challenge. Alan Alda (yes, the actor) was always frustrated that his teacher never gave him a good answer for “what is a flame?” You know, this is a really entertaining image in my head. An 11-year-old with Alan Alda’s voice is pretty much the funniest thing I’ve thought of all day. But I digress …
Science communicators everywhere submitted their videos, stories and illustrations to try and explain a flame in simple, fun terms. I was going to submit one, but my animation skills are so far limited to making a word do a cartwheel. I need some practice, or someone smarter to collaborate with. And the best part? The submissions were judged by 11-year-olds (second only to New York Times food critics in their ruthless thresholds of perfection).
On Saturday, at the World Science Festival in NYC, Mr. Alda will present the winner. I know who my money’s on (Hint: Did you watch that video!?), but be sure to check out all the finalists.
Light a fire of curiosity for someone today and share the story of a flame!
(via Center for Communicating Science and World Science Festival)