Science Online: I’m a Scientist Get Me Out Of Here

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! is an event that gets young people talking to real scientists online. Here’s how they explain it:

“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.”

There are evaluation reports from both 2009 and 2010 here and you can follow Sophia Collins who is @imascientist on Twitter.

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