I applied to take part in I’m a Scientist because I thought it would be good fun – and I was right! I’ve never done any work with school children before so I thought this would be a great introduction to see what it was like. I was shocked at how many great questions I was getting asked by the kids, some of them really stumped me and I had to think really hard about them! I think the live chats were my favourite part of the whole experience. The first live chat I did was mental; I don’t think I have ever had 30 minutes fly by so fast. It was great getting to chat directly with the kids taking part, and getting to expand more on different topics the kids were interested in. I hope the kids enjoyed it as much as I did, and maybe learnt some … Continue reading
Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Nuala, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to James V and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/934591/I-m-a-Scientist-June-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… JAMES P This leaves just Nuala and James V to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Nuala says “I would love to subsidise schools to come and visit the national oceanopgraphy centre in Liverpool. Its an absolutely amazing institution where kids can learn all about the ocean!” and James V says “I would use it to buy equipment and material to take to schools, to help you guys learn more about how earthquakes and volcanoes work“. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Ask them more questions to help you decide who should win … Continue reading
We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… DAVIE In just 24 hours time the final 2 Earth Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE! If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? ASK! One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the scientist to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to see … Continue reading
It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first scientist to be evicted is… GEMMA Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep VOTING students! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!
I’m a Scientist kicks off in full on Monday 25th and the scientists in the Earth Zone are eagerly awaiting your questions! You can read all about the scientists on their profiles – https://earthj12.imascientist.org.uk/scientists/ And then: ASK them all those tricky science questions you want to know the answer to CHAT with them in live chats booked by your teacher VOTE for your favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on communicating science So get thinking about what it is you want to know about the world of science.