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The Power of Knowledge:
Educational Shorts

Megadome Theater 1, Saturday, Feb. 22, 1pm – 2pm
Planetarium Theater 2, Sunday, Feb. 23, 12pm – 1pm
Total Runtime: 43 minutes
Quick and Slow 7m30s, USA
Inventors and test dummy
Two jokester inventors use a daring dummy and a high-speed camera to take elementary school students through a series of strange experiments to discover the magic of slow motion.
Director: Jean-Sebastien Busque

Heliocentric 4m5s, USA
Superhero animals Superheroes Boxer, Verve, Campbell, and Herman teach would-be villain Naomi Money that the Sun revolves around the Earth, foiling her quasi-evil plan, and teach her about the scientific discoveries of Ptolemy, Galileo, and Copernicus.
Director: Mike McCraw

More Than Just a Square 10m16s, Taiwan
Hanzi characters
Chinese characters, known as “hanzi,” are a graphic writing system. The best way to understand it is to find out the inventors’ visual reference for each character. Hannah, a hanzi character, demonstrates how a simple square can become many meaningful symbols.
Director: Chingyu Yang

Finding X 6m6s, USA
Students with X
A documentary about why we don’t need and need algebra.
Directors: Ryan Cheverino

Why… 9m58s, Italy
Boy and teacher A young boy who continually plays with his cell phone receives a simple but tricky challenge from his mother.
Director: Devendra

Unified Theory 4m42s, USA
Cosmic whale Junior, a cosmic entity, tries her best to learn about the nature of the universe from her teacher, Senior, a master of the universe. Junior experiences moments of enlightenment that transform the way she sees the world, literally opening her eyes to things she could not imagine.
Director: Christina Hibner