SciCast Physics

SciCast Physics was a mini-science-movie-making competition.  Teams of all ages were challenged to produce films of less than two and a half minutes that explained a principle of physics in an entertaining way to non-scientists.

The competition ran between 2008 and 2011 and hundreds of fantastic films were made.  From raps about radioactivity (The Geiger Muller Groove) to animations about the Large Hadron Collider (The God Particle), SciCast Physics unearthed a wealth of creative talent.

While the competition is no longer running, all the films submitted are available to view on the website, making up a valuable classroom resource.  

The site also contains information on film making techniques, advice on what equipment to invest in and a clear explanation of licensing issues – vital if you’re thinking of producing anything using words, music or images that are not your own.



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