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Video Contest: Science Teachers’ Best Lesson

Teacher Video ContestSubmission deadline: October 21, 2010.

The Great Science Teacher Video Contest invites science teachers to demonstrate their best lesson on video, with the chance to win cash and other prizes.

The Challenge

Great teachers inspire students to pursue a higher education in science and engineering. They communicate difficult concepts with ease. And they make science fun. Are you a great teacher?

Can you explain the photoelectric effect so that students really get it? Or have you got the perfect experiment to demonstrate Newton’s 3rd Law? Wouldn’t it be great to share those lessons with the entire nation? Well, here is your chance.

Simply shoot a video of your lesson and submit it to the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Winners will receive cash and prizes. Winning entries will be shown on the Festival Web Site and on

To enter, explain one or more of the following concepts on video:

  • Projectile Motion
  • Circular Motion
  • The General Theory of Relativity
  • Bohr’s Model of the Atom
  • The Photoelectric Effect
  • Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion
  • An important science topic of your choice


We are looking for short (2-7 minute) videos that explain one of these science concepts. Entries will be judged on how well they convey the concept, your communication style including visual aids, and how well you inspire students to learn more.

The requirements are that the video:

  • be made for educational purposes
  • be in .mov, .wmv, .swf or .flv digital video format
  • be more than 2 minutes and less than 7 minutes long
  • no more than 50MB in size
  • be suitable for public display
  • does not violate copyright law (all material must be your original work)
  • is all done by you as a science, technology, engineering or mathematics teacher


  • First prize – $500 to spend however you want (in or out of class), plus a banner
  • 2nd & 3rd prizes are banners proclaiming you as a USA Top Science Teacher, suitable for hanging in your class

Sponsored by, the contest opens on July 1, 2010 and closes on October 21, 2010.


How to Enter:

To submit your video and for more details go to the Contest Page.

  • Complete the entry form.  Your contact information is critical – we need it to notify the winners.
  • Upload your video
  • If your video is already online, submit a link
  • If you have trouble, please contact John Hayes at
  • Your video will be reviewed and then posted on the USA ScienceFestival Site

The Great Science Teacher Video Contest is sponsored by in partnership with the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

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