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!
Did you ever read a book or watch a scene from a movie and say, " That could NEVER happen?" or else, "That really COULD happen!" Are you sure? Either way, we want you to prove it! Did the filmmakers get the physics right? Were the explosions too big or too small for the scene? How much energy does it take to outrun a fireball?
Investigate how science is portrayed in TV, films, and games, and literature. Find an example using a film, TV show, or video game, novel, or short story, and either debunk the science (using evidence that shows it's fantasy) or else tell us why the science is accurate, (using evidence that supports your argument.)
The more you research, the more you will discover, and you might end up being surprised by what you find out.
Make a video (: 30 -: 90) that shares your discoveries and states your case.
ENTRY PERIOD: NOV. 1, 2013 - MARCH 21, 2014 Contest open to Grades 6-12, International Students and US PRIZES: 1st- $2000 2nd- $750 3rd- $500 People's Choice $250 Additional Prizes include: Software from Wolfram Mathematica Free training at Steve Wolfe's Stunt Ranch in Austin, TX
*The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2013-2014*