I’m a Scientist is a science dialogue event where school students talk to real scientists online for two weeks. It’s in the form of an X Factor style competition between scientists, who compete for a prize of £500.
For two weeks students read about the scientists’ work, ask them questions, and engage in live text chats with them. The students vote for the scientist they want to get the money. The scientists with the fewest votes are evicted until only one is left to be crowned the winner. The event is supported by carefully developed and tested resources which develop students’ skills and deepen their understanding.
The event is funded by a Society Award from the lovely Wellcome Trust. It’s a fantastic science enrichment event for teaching How Science Works in schools, but more than that, it truly engages young people with real live science. Every single scientist and teacher who has taken part in the event says they would recommend it to a colleague.
The event is supported by the National Science Learning Centres and by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, please see Partners page for more info on who we work with.
Or if you’d like to read in more depth about the event, try these documents:-