Tagged: Flame Challenge

Any New Zealand schools want to help judge the Flame Challenge? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 13, 2013

(Crowd-sourcing how best to let NZ schools join in the judging of the Flame Challenge.) The Flame challenge is an international competition that challenges scientists to explain to 11 year-old students a question. The results are judged by children. (There is more on the Flame Challenge in my previous post.) This year’s question is ‘What … Read More

Striking the flame of science in kids - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 12, 2013

Introducing this year’s Flame Challenge science communication competition. Hawkeye, Alan Alda’s character in M*A*S*H, was a lanky wise guy with a serious edge—or was it the other way around?—always poking at serious matters. (M*A*S*H fans or the confused might try Footnote 1.) In front of the kids in this PBS segment Alda seems to … Read More