2013 Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize Highly Commended

 Enjoy watching this year's highly commended Primary and Secondary entries.

The University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is awarded for a short film that communicates a scientific concept in an accessible and engaging way.

Primary finalists

What is Friction?, Nathan Gori, Reuben Shepherd, Billy McLeod, Jack Dougall and Sacha Balme, Beauty Point Public School, NSW

Reporter Doug Traction visits the National Tribology Research Centre to investigate friction. Let Professors Static, Slide, Rolling and Fluid enlighten you by exploring and demonstrating the different types of friction through simple but effective experiments.


Splendid Steam, Kezia Sanders and Lucas Trewin, St Joan of Arc Primary School, Vic

Step back in time with Kezia and Lucas as they explore the evolution of steam power. This clever film reveals the revolutionary nature of steam and how it continues to play an important role in the modern world.


Secondary Finalists

Proving Charles' Law, Brandon Conway-Rusk, Devonport High School, Tas

Brush up on Charles’ Law with Brandon, who demonstrates the science behind this gas law using basic equipment. Through fun and engaging experiments, he proves that science doesn’t have to be hard or boring.


The Spectacular Spider, Brandon Gifford, Casino High School, NSW

In this film, the audience is taken on a search for the spectacular spider, through the safety of a camera lens. Brandon hopes that through this film people can come to recognise, respect and maybe even love the spider.


The Stories in the Rock, Alex Jaeger, Mornington Secondary College, Vic

In Alex’s film, we go on a journey of discovery to Victoria's Jurassic coast, where millions of fossils can be found. Looking at the rocks in this region, we can see why the study of fossils is so important to our understanding of the history of life on Earth.


Primary highly commended

Egyptian Ramp Experiment, Angus Atkinson, Maryland Public School, NSW


Termite Insight, Isaac Bromiley, Rose Turner and Eva Beninati Lo, Manly Vale Public School, NSW


Zirconium - Who Do You Think You Are?, Jarrod Ebdon and Tyler Hite, Table Cape Primary, Tas


Can you unscramble an egg?, Aneirin Galloway McLean, Sandringham House Primary School, Vic


Baffling Bridges, Daisy Jeffrey, Annandale North Public School, NSW


Penguins in the Wild and Saving the Endangered Species, Lillian Systermans, Croydon Public School, NSW


A Grapefruit Lifecitrus, Olivia Thompson, Olivia Nakhle and Emily Webb PLC Sydney, NSW


Secondary highly commended

Chilli-ng Out: the science of spice, Jet Kye Chong and Ee Faye Chong, Perth Modern School, WA


The Third Dimension, Martin de Rooy, Pimlico State High School, Qld


Four Fundamental Forces of Physics, Kate Dent, All Hallows' School, Qld


The Red Eye Effect, Marko Moutafis, St Leonard's College, Vic


Action Cetaceans, Cassandra Roberts, Warrandyte High School, Vic


The Mind Boggling Complexity of Seeing Colour, Chloe Sheridan, Caroline Chisholm College, NSW


View all films on ABC Science.

Kea Lambert , Project Officer, Eureka Prizes
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