Physics and Astronomy

Magic Show
Objective The challenge of this event is to present an entertaining magic show and then to explain the magic based on its scientific principles.
Participants Teams of up to six.


Supplied by the Team.


Keep in mind that good show depends as much on the teller as on the content. Properly presented, the magic presentations will serve as a means of introducing established scientific principles.


A VHS video of your magic show must be delivered to the judges by the assigned date. The video must include both the magic show and following, the explanation of the magic. The total time for the video must not exceed 5 minutes. Penalty points will be deducted for time in excess of 5 minutes. The videos will be pre-judged, and 5 finalists selected. Judging is based on the quality of the video, the quality of the magic, the
quality of the presentation and the scientific explanation.

The 5 finalists will present their magic shows LIVE on the day of the Olympics.

Source Nova Scotia Science and Engineering Olympics: John Hill.

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