Create a video that helps us understand the size of a cell.
Tucker Welker from Los Angeles, CA
Due May 13th, 2013 -
Zoom in—way in—to a digital photo. Do you see the thousands and thousands of colored squares? Those are pixels. Thousands of tiny pixels come together to form one image. When you zoom out you can see the whole picture again.
Similar to the pixels (colored squares) in a digital photo, millions and millions of tiny cells make up an entire organism. Every living thing you see is made up of cells—a colossal number of cells, each with a job to do and each connecting with other cells to create an entire living organism, including you.
Right now, as you’re reading this, over 100 trillion cells are holding you together. There could be 2-3 billion cells in your little toe alone!
Can you help us understand how small a single human cell is in comparison to an entire body? What does 100 trillion even look like?
In a short video that helps viewers understand these building blocks of life, give us your answer to the question How small is a cell?
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
Students (ages 13-18): $1000
Adults/Teachers (19 and older): $1000
Runner Up Prizes
Open to residents of the US and Canada, 13 and older.
Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Can you create a video that helps people understand the size of a cell? There are cash prizes for both students AND adults on the line!