Maggie Maggio

Exploring Color in the 21st Century

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This four minute video is the winner of the  2015 Flame Challenge: “What is Color?” by  Physics Girl,  Dianna Cowern. The Flame Challenge is an international competition in which scientists answer a technical question in a clear and entertaining way, specifically geared toward an audience of 11-year-olds. If an 11-year old can understand it – then adults should too!

The 2014 Flame Challenge: What is Color?

How would you describe color to an 11 year old ? That is this year’s Flame Challenge from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stoney Brook University on Long Island’s north shore. This is the third year for the contest dedicated to explaining complex science to 5th graders. Alda challenges scientists to prepare […]

The Winner’s Are . . . Ice-Cream Cones!

The winners of this year’s Alan Alda Flame Challenge “What is Color?” are Melanie Golub in the written category and Dianna Cowen, in the visual category. Both mention ice-cream cones when describing the cones of the eyes – a brilliant way to reach the 5th grade audience.  I’m now on the look-out for red, green and […]