On this page you’ll find all the enrichment teaching materials we’ve developed for the I’m a Scientist event. They’re designed to develop students’ debating and discussion skills, and help the event run as smoothly as possible, making science come alive in your classroom.
- Teacher FAQs
- Materials for running the event
- Talk about taking part
- Debate Kits
Materials for running the event
Top Teacher Tips
Additional materials to use with the lesson plans
We’ve prepared some suggested lesson plans to help run the event, you’ll find these above in the Teacher Notes. Below you’ll find some additional resources to use in conjunction with the lesson plans.
Lesson 1: “You’re the Judges!”
Lesson 2: “Meet the Scientists”
Other materials and useful links on the site
- Evening chat flyer – Involve parents and carers in what you are doing in school with after-school chats for families.
- Student participation certificates
- Guide to live chat transcripts [PDF] — Live chat transcripts can be useful tools for the students to reflect on the lesson, and to look in more detail at the questions and answers from the chat. This guide will show you how to download the transcript, and how to use the data in the file.
- Student Data: What we ask for and why [PDF] – about how we use students information in compliance with GDPR.
- Staffroom – The staffroom is open during the event from 9am to 5pm. You can chat with the moderators and it’s a great place to get help quickly.
Talk about taking part
We’ve put together some useful materials and information about the I’m a Scientist project, that can be used in blog posts, emails, and newsletters. It includes information about the project, links to artwork, and flyers.
Our science debate kits are designed to help students develop discussion skills around scientific issues and learn about the limitations of science and the potential ethical questions surrounding it.
- More information on debate kits: debate.imascientist.org.uk/what-is-a-debate-kit/
- Download the kits for free: debate.imascientist.org.uk/the-kits/
- Sign up to receive free hard copies of new kits: debate.imascientist.org.uk/sign-up-for-debate-kits/
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