"I'm a Scientist" UK Dates Announced...Register by April 30th!
Issued: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:59:00 BST
I’m a Scientist UK
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here returns 11th- 22nd June. This funded, online STEM activity connects school students with scientists. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks, they take part in a live CHAT with scientists and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning scientist wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.
Teachers register interest then apply by Monday 30th April, 10am: imascientist.org.uk/teachers
Scientists register interest here: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply
I’m an Engineer UK
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here returns 11th- 22nd June, during this Year of Engineering. This funded STEM activity connects school students with engineers. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks of this online activity. They take part in a live CHAT with engineers and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning engineer wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.
Teachers register interest then apply by Monday 30th April, 10am: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers
Scientists register interest here: imanengineer.org.uk/engineers
MRC Festival Zone
MRC Festival Zone runs 4th-29th June 2018 and is is based on the award-winning I’m a Scientist project, connecting school students to researchers and support staff at MRC funded units, centres and institutes.
Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
This online activity is part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research 2018.
Teachers apply here by Monday 30th April, 10am: mrcfestival2018.imascientist.org.uk/teachers-take-part
MRC researchers and support staff apply here: mrcfestival2018.imascientist.org.uk/experts-take-part
The I’m a Scientist Debate Kits support the working scientifically strand of the curriculum, develop students’ discussion skills and teach them how to backup their opinions with facts. They contain 8 character cards, outlining different points of view, and teachers notes to help you to carry out the lesson effectively. Some kits also include online resources. This allows you and your students to debate and discuss the power and limitations of science, and consider the ethical issues which may arise.
The kits are available to download for free and teachers can sign up online to receive hard copies and hear when new kits are available: debate.imascientist.org.uk/the-kits
The Science of Learning Zone is a fully funded, flexible online teacher CPD opportunity running 8th January - 1st July 2018. This online forum brings together teachers and researchers to improve the mutual understanding of each other's work and help bridge the gap between educational research and the classroom.
Over 50 researchers are available to answer any questions you have about the Science of Learning. Each fortnight hosts a different educational topic with a highlight panel of researchers on hand to share their knowledge through informal discussions. The Science of Learning Zone is open to teachers of all subjects.
Join the discussion at learning.imascientist.org.uk