News

Students! Tell us what you thought about I’m a Scientist, and win a prize.

This is a last reminder: We really want to hear from you! What do you think, did you like I’m a Scientist? What did you like/dislike about it? Was it better or worse than normal lessons? You should fill in our survey and tell us what you think. It helps us make it better for next time. Also you’ll go into a prize draw for £20 WH Smiths vouchers. Survey is here http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/307117/i-m-a-scientist-june-2010-tell-us-what-you-think- Thanks for your help!

Posted on July 19, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on Students! Tell us what you thought about I’m a Scientist, and win a prize.

Tell us what you want!

It’s almost two weeks since I’m a Scientist ended. Doesn’t time fly? Do you miss it? We do, but we’re maybe a bit sad like that. Now we want to know what YOU think about it, what you liked and what you didn’t. If you tell us what you thought, it helps us make it better for next time. Also, you’ll go into a prize draw to win £20 of WH Smiths vouchers. Student survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/307117/i-m-a-scientist-june-2010-tell-us-what-you-think- Thanks for telling us, we really appreciate it.

Posted on July 8, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on Tell us what you want!

And the champions are…

As we see Wimbledon and World Cup fever draw to an end, so too must I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! This battle was also fierce, but through the sweat, blood and tears* one victor emerged, (well 41 technically) to be crowned champions of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! June 2010. Thank you so much to all those that took part. This has truly been an amazing event with record participation, so we can’t thank you enough for making it so much fun! We only hope you had as much fun as we did in the office! So without further ado, it is with my pleasure to announce that the winners of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! June 2010 are: Zone Scientist Winner Student Winner Brain Joanna Brooks Jacob Buckle – John Hampden Grammar School Cancer Joanna Watson Savannah Woolgar-Harris and Katie … Continue reading

Posted on July 5, 2010 by in News | Comments Off on And the champions are…

Who’s been evicted so far?

It’s the final countdown! With at least two evictions in each zone- and in some, three- the end is drawing close for this round of I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! But that just means things are getting really exciting! Our scientists still want your questions- and votes- so keep sending them to us, students, and we’ll announce our winners this Friday. Nonetheless, we’d like to thank all our scientists for taking part. Just because some have been evicted doesn’t mean that they’re completely gone. You can still check out their profiles, and read their answered questions. And remember you can still leave comments for each scientist in their zone. Check out our evicted scientists here- remember the answers, the science, the laughs- and maybe leave them a message! Zone First eviction Second eviction Beryllium Upul Wijayantha Philip Wadler Boron Vicki Stevenson Emma Carter Nitrogen Stuart Kyle Donna … Continue reading

Posted on June 24, 2010 by in News | Comments Off on Who’s been evicted so far?

A scientist gives us the lowdown on what it’s like behind the scenes…

As you all know, there are evictions every day for the rest of the week! You get a vote every day, so remember to keep voting for your favourite scientist. But how do the scientists feel, being bombarded with questions and then facing eviction? One of the scientists who took part in I’m a Scientist in March, the lovely Louise Buckley, has agreed to tell us about what the scientists taking part are REALLY thinking… Hey there! I am Louise one of the scientists from the last “I’m a Scientist….” event. This competition is looking even more exciting than when I took part – I cannot believe how many questions are getting asked. It’s a total mash-up of questions – these scientists are going to need to take a holiday afterwards to recover! I bet the scientists are starting to feel nervous now about who’s going to get evicted. We … Continue reading

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on A scientist gives us the lowdown on what it’s like behind the scenes…

FIFA delays kick off for IAS breaking eviction news

Well no, OK, funnily enough FIFA aren’t changing their match times because of I’m a Scientist evictions. But we do have an eviction planned for 3.30pm on Wed, during the England vs Slovenia game. Because we are kind, caring people here at I’m a Scientist, we have decided to bring the time of Wednesday’s eviction forwards to 3pm. This means that you (and the moderators, who’ve been working very hard, and deserve a break) can relax and watch the match, with your eviction worries behind you. Apologies to those of you not supporting England, but we would move evictions for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland matches too. If there were any. Also apologies to those of you who don’t like football. Me either. I and the two non-English mods will be looking after the site on our own while the match is on. Please try not to break anything. Other … Continue reading

Posted on June 22, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on FIFA delays kick off for IAS breaking eviction news

So what do the scientists plan to do if they win?

As you all know, the winner of I’m a Scientist gets a £500 grant to spend on science communication. And you students decide who gets it! So we thought we’d have a little look at some of their plans for the money. Here’s a few of the more interesting ones:- Beryllium Treasure Hunt Daniel Mietchen, from Beryllium Zone, is planning to share a bit of it (£50!) with the first student to work out his scientific puzzle. This is open to all students, not just in Beryllium Zone, so get your thinking caps on if you think you’d make a good scientific detective! Scan your Teacher Tom Hartley, in Imaging Zone, would use the money to scan one class’s teacher’s brain. While the teacher does a task chosen by the class. No, rude things not allowed I’m afraid. But you might be able to see inside your teacher’s head! The … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on So what do the scientists plan to do if they win?

What a week!

Hi everyone! What an exciting week we have had; hundreds of live chats and questions flying in from every direction! We have been super-busy reading and replying to all of your questions, remember that you can comment on them too. Just go to the zone that you asked your question in and comment on the scientists answers as much as you like! You can also post questions for the scientists there as well. We hope that you have enjoyed the first week as much as we have and are looking forward to Monday; remember though if you want your favourite scientist to stand a chance of winning you need to VOTE by Tuesday! Who will win? Only YOU decide!

Posted on June 18, 2010 by in News | Comments Off on What a week!

Who are the Schools taking part in IAS June 2010?

Greetings! IAS June 2010 is now well underway with record participation! This year  we have 100 scientists engaging with 400 classes  and 8000 students! We hope you’re all having as much fun as we are! Below I have listed all the schools lucky enough to be able to share in the excitement. This is history in the making! If you missed the opportunity this year but are interested in future events please contact admin@imascientist.org.uk Aluminium All Saints RC High Walthamstow Academy Ashmole School Kelmscott School Richmond Upon Thames College The Grange School Oldbury Wells Addey & Stanhope Beryllium Boldon School St. Joseph’s College Woodlands School Heathcote School The Warwick School Beacon Hill High School Business & Enterprise College Cheadle and Marple sixth form college The Phoenix Centre Boron Chace Community School Walthamstow Academy Salesian College The Manor School Beacon Hill High School Business & Enterprise College Broadoak Maths and Computing … Continue reading

Posted on June 16, 2010 by in News | Comments Off on Who are the Schools taking part in IAS June 2010?

I’m a Scientist June 2010 starts with a bang!

Well the event has got off to a flying start! The site had almost 5,500 visits in the first day, with visitors viewing almost 47,000 pages altogether (average 8.5 pages per visit). Previously our busiest day ever on the site was about 2,000 visits – and at the time we were impressed with that. Students have asked, so far, over 3,500 questions. That is really a lot of  questions! Pity the poor scientists in Cancer zone who’ve had 546 questions already… Those questions have been amazing, with everything from ‘Do you have any superpowers?‘ to ‘What do you think the most important qualities in a Scientist are, morally as well as academically?‘ We’ve also had 34 live chats already, with hundreds more booked over the next two weeks. As far as we know, there has never been an event bringing scientists and young people together, so closely, on this kind … Continue reading

Posted on June 15, 2010 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist June 2010 starts with a bang!