FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

How can I participate?

To participate you will need to create a group of 2 to 5 members with your classmates and come up with a smart and fun name for your group. Then, you will need to pick a scientific subject either all by yourselves or with the assistance of your mentor or your teacher. You will need to present your subject within 3-5 minutes in an innovative and comprehensive way by videotaping it. With the help of your teacher you will fill an electronic registration form on the competition website and you will get a unique password in order to gain access in the competition's platform. You will then have to upload your video to the program’s platform until Wednesday, March 11th 2015, at 23:59. All students from Fifth Grade up to Junior High can take part in the competition.

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Who will assist me in choosing the subject for my video?

You will be assisted by our mentors who are a group of young, talented scientists, finalists of the scientific competition "Famelab"; they are all renowned "Science Communicators". Your professor can also help you with this project. Each team will have its own mentor.

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What are the supported School Lab video formats?

Each video must not exceed 60MB and should be uploaded in the following formats: MP4, WMV, MPEG(MPG) and FLV.

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What subject can I choose?

You may pick a fascinating theorem, natural phenomenom or concept around our planet’s history, humanity and the environment, minerals, and technology. For example, "What is a cell?", "Why is the sky blue?", "Why do earthquakes take place?", "Why does chocolate give us energy?", "What exactly are 'black holes'?". Let your fantasy guide you and fascinate your audience!

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Who can take part in the video?

Any classmate, friend, teacher or relative that you think should be involved (of course voluntarily). However, other teams' members cannot take part. It goes without saying that if you are the winning team prizes are awarded only to team members, ie members who have registered through the registration form in the competition.

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What will be the role of the teacher or professor?

The professor should help you apply for the program. The applications should be submitted by your professor and not by your team members. The professor’s role is to support you as much possible.

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Can I showcase an experiment on my video?

Your video should include one or more experiments which should be carried out either by yourself or one of your team members. Also, you could include a short play, a poem or something completely innovative. However, you can’t use a Microsoft Power Point presentation (or similar software) or text. You have to present your idea in a breakthrough and vivid way.

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What is the submission deadline and what language should my video be in?

Your video must be uploaded to the platform sometime until Monday, March 9th 2015, at 23:59, in Greek and/or English and should be around 3-5 minute long.

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How will my video be evaluated and by which criteria?

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When will the evaluation of the Jury Committee take place?

The evaluation will start from the time the first videos have been uloaded to the website.

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When is the Closing Ceremony?

School Lab’s Closing Ceremony and the winner’s announcement will take place on Saturday, March 21st 2015, at "Tecnopolis", 100 Pireos Ave.

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