The Flame Challenge™ Events

The Flame Challenge™ is an international competition in which scientists answer a technical question in a clear and entertaining way, specifically geared toward an audience of 11-year-olds. Launched in 2012, The Flame Challenge™ began with Alan Alda’s own childhood query, "What is a flame?"

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The Flame Challenge™ 2018 concluded at the World Science Festival on June 3rd. Please see the past events at the right for #scicomm tools and to learn more.

Meet the Flame Challenge™ 2018 Winners