The Wonderscope Challenge

Around here we love a good science video contest, and apparently the folks at NPR do, too. They've just launched The Wonderscope Challenge. They give a topic, a length, and a deadline, and contestants upload their videos via the Wonderscope site. The first assignment is Time, which is maybe not such a great topic for our crowd to tackle, but if submissions are anything like the ones for NanoTube, there should be some pretty entertaining ones to view. Doesn't look like any prize money is involved, but the top 3 videos will be highlighted on npr.org. NPR includes a great promo video on their Wonderscope site, but you'll have to go to the site or NPR's YouTube channel to check it out as it doesn't seem to be embeddable. Instead, I'll leave you with a reprise of "The Nano Song," for inspiration:

The Nano Song from nanomonster on Vimeo.

Author: Rachel Pepling

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  1. I <3 the Nano Song! … I actually just listened to it before coming to C&ENtral Science (blame Twitter–they just got press in California), but I'm listening to it again.

    You know, the group of students who produced this video became the group The Sounds of Science? C&ENtral Science posted their second music video a few weeks ago in a lab-safety post. I’m excited to see what else they think to sing about! I’d like to see a bit of Giardia lamblia or genetic engineering.