by STEM Scouts
By April McMillan and Trent Nichols
You saw the commercial…now see how it was done. A lot of science, technology, engineering, and math goes into making films, so we put together this behind-the-scenes video to explore how the film crew used their STEM knowledge to tell the STEM Scouts story.
The video features interviews with Director Bryan Allen, Creative Director Joseph Nother, and STEM Scouts staff members Sarah Barnett, April Neudenberger, and Paul Sharp. We also hear from Brad Coleman, who designed and built the Rube Goldberg machine used in the commercial.
“I had complete fun with the project,” said Brad. “It was a lot of nuts and bolts and scratching my head. And multiple trips to the hardware store. I had to go about it thinking like I was an 8- to 10-year-old kid.”
One of the best things about the STEM Scouts program is seeing how the STEM Scouts are bound only by the limits of their imaginations. Their unique approach to seeing the world often inspires the adults to think in new and different ways.
Do you have a funny story about the experiments you did when you were younger? Or the contraptions you built? What about your children? Have you come home to find your household appliances missing or your tools not where you left them? We’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message on our Facebook page or comment on the video on YouTube.