Explaining Fibre Optics

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike Explaining Fibre Optics Nower Hill High School
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08 Feb, 2009


How can long distance phone calls be so cheap? Fibre Optics!

Director's Notes:

The team from Nower Hill High School write that their experiments require:

  • Basic school lab equipment:
  • bunsen burners
  • thin glass rods
  • power pack
  • plasticine
  • light ray box
  • 3 large Perspex blocks with white bottoms

SciCast Notes:

This is a lovely film. The opening is suitably cheesy, and the parts in the lab are beautifully done — nicely lit, artfully shot, very clear. Great stuff.

Low points? Count how many SciCast films have a thumbs-up-and-cheesy-grin ending. A few less of those, next year, maybe?

Mind you, it’s done well, here. No half measures.

Great film.

— Jonathan.