The I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! project is getting better.
From January 2024, teachers can decide on a theme for their I’m a Scientist activity throughout the year. No more waiting for a particular zone, they can choose their preferred subject at the time that suits them.
Their theme might be linked with their current learning, to show students how the curriculum directly relates to the real-world, or it might be a more general science topic.
Scientists whose work relates to the theme will be invited to a real-time, text-based class Chat and to answer students’ follow up questions.
As before everything happens online and is monitored by DBS-checked moderators. Participation in I’m a Scientist is fully-funded for UK state-maintained schools.
How does the new I’m a Scientist work for you? Find out more:
|Support your students’ science capital. Connect your class with a diverse range of scientists. Choose a theme to match your teaching or something general to inspire your students. We’ll find the relevant scientists.
||Inspire the next generation of scientists. Show school students an authentic picture of what it is like to be a scientist.
|Help us to help school students see STEM as something for them.
The I’m a Scientist project works. It supports school students’ science capital. It engages students that are often left underserved. It supports Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in science and research.
I’m a Scientist also improves the skills and motivation of scientists to do more public engagement. It is a chance for your staff or members to develop their engagement skills through an effective, efficient and high-quality public engagement programme.
Supporting I’m a Scientist is now easier than ever. Organisations can guarantee spaces for participants at a range of budget levels and on a time scale to suit them.
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