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The Space Zone student winner is…

During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

Itzyagirl_niamh from Hodthorpe Primary School was nominated by the scientists for having an interesting discussion with scientists in their live chat, and also for their ASK questions such as “How bad are the explosions?? Do they effect Earth?” and “Is it difficult to code and does it stress you out?

As the student winner, Itzyagirl_niamh will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

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Posted on July 9, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Bella!

Students! Help us decide which scientists and engineers should take part in the next event, and you could win a £20 voucher. All you need to do is take 2 minutes now to judge these 12 sentences. I really didn’t think I’d win! I went into this assuming I’d have a lot of fun (I did) that it would be a way to find out what students at schools are wondering about (it really was) and that I’d be able to explain my work to people who were genuinely quite interested (and they were!). As a PhD student, I spend most of my day surrounded by people who know so much more than me. Winning ‘I’m a Scientist!’ has made me realize that I also know some things! Not only that, but I can also communicate these complex ideas. The students were so fantastic, I only a little bit regret … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2019 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Join the second evening live chat tonight, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Space Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about neutron stars, the northern lights, supermassive black holes and more… Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Ali Hussain

Sorry Ali, you’re out of the running for the prize! Ali can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Students, you can can comment on this post to leave a message for Ali.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money. Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

Laurence Datrier

The students have spoken. Laurence will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of £500.

Leave your messages for Laurence in the comments for this post!

Remember, there will be a new scientist being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition. Continue reading

Posted on June 18, 2019 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Space Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about neutron stars, the northern lights, supermassive black holes and more… Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Space Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this June. Between the 10th and the 21st, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Space Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK.

The Space Zone is a themed zone for primary schools, supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council. Continue reading

Posted on May 29, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment