SciCast is four things:
- A competition to get children, young people, teachers, parents, science communicators and science/engineering/technology professionals all making short films about practical science.
- A web resource of all those movies, for the use and amusement of everyone involved, and particularly for schools.
- A platform to help other science engagement projects share their work with a wider audience.
- A discussion about whose responsibility it is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with entertaining science-related material.
SciCast is a big project, involving several events regionally and nationally, dozens of schools, and thousands of individuals. Getting your head around it can be a bit daunting. If you’re feeling daunted, try watching a film. If you didn’t like that one, try another.
When you’re ready to find out more about the background to SciCast — how it came to be, what it’s all about, and what it’s all about really — come back here again, and explore some of the following links.
Alternatively, if you’d rather find out about the SciCast Awards, click through to that section of this site.
As part of a funded project with 3 colleagues we have been working today with students at Priory School & Sports College in Barnsley to film and edit some science videos. Some fantastic results in just the 4 hours we were with them – check back on the Scicast site to see them!