Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Animated Video - What is a Flame?

I'm on a bit of an animated explanatory video kick this evening. This marks the third mention of an animated video in a post today. What is a Flame? recently won The Flame Challenge hosted by Stony Brook University. The challenge required entrants to explain to 11 year olds what a flame is. The 11 year old students choose their favorite explanation and What is a Flame? won.

What is a Flame? explains what causes flames and why flames have colors. There's even a catchy tune at the end that should help some students recall information about flames. It's one of those catchy tunes that you might remember at random moments ten years from now.

What is a Flame from Ben Ames on Vimeo.

H/T to Open Culture