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Student work: 'What’s Science Action? trailer'



The Science Action video program offers Princeton University students the unique opportunity to independently learn about current research topics in climate science, fusion physics or engineering principles by interviewing faculty members and filming a short video to explain a scientific insight in their own words. This trailer shows excerpts from last year's student team productions, currently posted to the Science Action YouTube page as part of Princeton’s informal online educational outreach. Science Action starts its second year with a kickoff meeting on Sept. 26. Read more.


Video Closed Captions

[sound-effect]

[music starts]

SPEAKER 1: So this is the
Sun, this table's the Earth,

and this is a normal cloud.

With more aerosols, more light
will be reflected into space,

instead of reaching the surface.

SPEAKER 2: Now if you want
to understand how collective

action works...

SPEAKER 2: You have
to ask yourself,

how do the individuals
within a group

coordinate their behavior
to achieve collective tasks.

SPEAKER 3: Give me a
minute to try and explain.

SPEAKER 3: A solar cell
is a special device

which had two sides, one side
with a lot of negative charges,

and one with a lot
of positive charges,

all milling about
in a sea of atoms.

SPEAKER 4: Do you know
what nuclear reactions are?

Do you know how they work?

SPEAKER 5: Well, duh!

They work like this...

SPEAKER 5: Scientists
take an atom

and they split it, into two.

SPEAKER 6: Nikolai
represents a healthy body,

hosting millions
of bacteria which

can be detrimental to the body.

The bullies in this story can
be thought of as bacteria.

These bacteria are continually
producing auto-inducers.

[sound-effect]

SPEAKER 7: The particles are
now so close to one another,

and moving so fast, that they
can finally almost touch.

[music fades]

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