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 Cheesiness of Science
Stephen Curry, also in Imaging Zone intends to make a video about what science is really like, and how you don’t have to be a genius to be a scientist. He’s made a trailer for you and called it the Cheesiness of Science.
Schools underwater explorer
Jon Copley, Of Neon Zone, is going to spend the money on special computer equipment, so that school classes can take control of one of his team’s underwater vehicles and use it to explore the bottom of the sea! If your class finds a new creature down there, then you’ll even get to name it:-)
That’s just a taster of the plans some of the scientists have for the money you are awarding them. What do you think of those ideas? Remember if you like a scientist but think they should have a different plan for the money, you can suggest it to them!
No, you can’t suggest giving the money to you. It has to be for communicating science!