Calling All High School Students: Elemental Filmmaking

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Based in Philadelphia, the Chemical Heritage Foundation is announcing a national video competition in homage of the periodic table, entitled “It’s Elemental. High school students have been tasked to make short, documentary-style videos of individual elements for an interactive periodic table.

This is part of the International Year of Chemistry celebration slated in 2011, the same year that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie and her Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She is the first person to be honored with two Nobel Prizes which included Physics.

The theme of the International Year of Chemistry is “Chemistryour life, our future. As Jung-Il Jin, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, expressed, “We hope to increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry, increase young people’s interest in science, and generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.

For the high school students submitting videos celebrating the periodic table: Set. Frame. Action!

First image by marshlight, Flickr
Marie Curie courtesy of Smithsonian Institution

Nate Burgos

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