Category Archives: 2013

Ecology Zone Report – November 2013

eco

The Ecology zone had one of the highest percentage of active students of I’m a Scientist November 2013. Question intake slowed towards the end of the competition, but chats were always lively and busy. Students were interested in the different areas of ecology, ranging from climate change to marine biology. They were very curious to learn about the particular animals that some of the scientists’ research was devoted to.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Ecology Zone Report – November 2013

Extreme Clean Zone – November 2013

clean

The Extreme Clean Zone was funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Questions in this zone began slowly, with a lot of questions about the moon and space, given that Nicci’s research is focused on moon dust. There were a higher number of interesting questions during the second week, most of them coming from a particular group of students. Live chats, though there weren’t many, were often busy.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Extreme Clean Zone – November 2013

Genes Zone Report – November 2013

genes

The Genes Zone was one of the most active zones of I’m a Scientist November 2013. Teachers booked a lot of chats that got students highly engage and the ASK section got filled up with a wide range of questions – from very personal to very focused ones asking about genetic diseases, like certain types of cancer- reflecting the variety of students participating in this zone.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Genes Zone Report – November 2013

Iodine Zone Report- November 2013

iodine

The Iodine Zone was busy right from the start of the event, with lots of live chats and questions asked throughout. The students in this zone got really involved in the event and wanted to vote for the favourite scientist, leading to a very high number of visits in the VOTE section of our website. Thanks to the breadth of the research topics covered by each scientist, questions related to very different topics; from health related issues to new technological advances.

Download the report here.

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Iodine Zone Report- November 2013

Particle Physics Zone Report – November 2013

physics

The Particle Physics Zone was funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. This zone was a little bit less active than the rest of the zones on average, it had more live chats during the first week than during the second one, and there was a wide range of questions asked throughout the event. Students in primary schools were more likely to ask about science facts and aliens. There were students from secondary schools who brought out very interesting issues and even hot debate topics, relating to recent theories in physics.

Download the report here

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Particle Physics Zone Report – November 2013

Stem Cells Zone Report – November 2013

stem

The Stem Cells Zone was one of the zones that registered more visits. Both, the ASK and CHAT sections were populated with extremely focused questions on Stem Cells and their potential applications.  Most of the live chats took place during the first week, but there were a lot of on-topic and relevant questions asked throughout.  Students in this zone were also active voting for their favourite scientist.

Download report here.

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Stem Cells Zone Report – November 2013

Tellurium Zone Report – November 2013

tellurium

The Tellurium zone was one of the least busy of the event with the fewest registered students, the percentage of active students was however the highest. There were a good number of questions asked throughout.  Most of the questions and live chats were focused around James’ work on volcanoes.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on December 20, 2013 modangela in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Tellurium Zone Report – November 2013

Human Limits Zone evaluation – The Physiological Society – June 2013

humanlimitsreportIn June 2013 we ran the Human Limits Zone, funded by The Physiological Society. It was successful:

  1. It was busy in most measures of activity, with nearly 400 students talking to the physiologists.
  2. The students really got into the theme, asking lots of questions on human limits, with extreme temperature being particularly popular.
  3. The zone theme related well to The Physiological Society’s broad outreach theme of ‘physiology in extreme environments’.
  4. The scientists were challenged within and beyond their areas of research, and all engaged well and were keen to answer questions and take part in the live chats (except for Luca, who didn’t take part).
  5. 9 out of the 10 teachers given places showed up with their students, making the drop-out rate very low.

Read the full evaluation here.

As winner Alan said to the students in a post on the site after the event: “I hope taking part in this project has got you excited by science or at least thinking about how science relates to everything around us.”

Posted on August 5, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Human Limits Zone evaluation – The Physiological Society – June 2013

Tin Zone Report – June 2013

Tin report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Tin Zone was quiet during the first week, but lots of questions began to flood in during the second week. There was some great engagement with all of the scientists getting involved in answering questions.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Tin Zone Report – June 2013

New Materials Zone Report – June 2013

Materials report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The New Materials Zone had chats spread relatively evenly over the two weeks. There were a lot of students registered in the zone, and a good number of questions submitted.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on New Materials Zone Report – June 2013

Indium Zone Report – June 2013

Indium report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Indium Zone was busy, with a fairly constant influx of questions and waves of questions submitted after each chat. Scientist Samaneh didn’t take part at all, but the other four scientists all got involved and engaged well with the students.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Indium Zone Report – June 2013

Human Limits Zone Report – June 2013

Human report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Human Limits Zone started off busy during the first week, but became quieter in the second week. Four of the scientists answered questions and took part in live chats, but Luca didn’t take part and was voted off first.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Human Limits Zone Report – June 2013

Hormones Zone Report – June 2013

Hormones report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Hormones Zone was busy, with lots of questions directly relating to hormones. Scientist Bimpe withdrew from the event during the first week, but the remaining four scientists all took part and engaged well with the students.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Hormones Zone Report – June 2013

Extreme Speed Zone Report – June 2013

Speed report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Extreme Speed Zone was busy from the start, with live chats packed full of space questions. Lots of students wanted to know about what will happen when the sun burns out and about black holes and life on other planets. There were loads of questions submitted, with 119 approved on the first day. Throughout the event the number of questions coming through did slow down, but the live chats didn’t!

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Extreme Speed Zone Report – June 2013

Energy Zone Report – June 2013

Energy report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Energy Zone was very busy during the first week, with 12 live chats, but became quieter in the second week, with fewer new questions coming in. All of the scientists engaged well with the students throughout.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Energy Zone Report – June 2013

Earth Zone Report – June 2013

Earth report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Earth Zone was busy, with lots of questions from the students, especially once they found out about the scientists’ work on volcanoes and underwater. The scientists were quick to answer questions left for them outside of the chats, and there were lots submitted throughout the two weeks.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Earth Zone Report – June 2013

Disease Zone Report – June 2013

Disease report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Disease Zone was very busy right from the start of the event. All of the scientists were keen to participate in the live chats, and they even requested more questions to be put through in Ask! The students seemed to find it easy to engage with the scientists and their disease-related research.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Disease Zone Report – June 2013

Crystallography Zone Report – June 2013

Crystal report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Crystallography Zone had lots of live chats and also received a relatively constant stream of questions. All five scientists took part and engaged well with the students.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, STFC, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Crystallography Zone Report – June 2013

Cells Zone Report – June 2013

Cells report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Cells Zone was busy from the start, with students asking lots of questions, many of which were cell-related. The number of questions coming through decreased later on in the event, but questions became more in-depth and complex. Live chats were entertaining; with students keen to check the scientists’ work was ethically sound.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Cells Zone Report – June 2013

Cadmium Zone Report – June 2013

Cadmium report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Cadmium Zone started off quiet for the first few days then suddenly received lots of submitted questions. All of the scientists got involved and engaged well with the students.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Cadmium Zone Report – June 2013

Blood Zone Report – June 2013

Blood report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Blood Zone started off slowly but gradually became busier throughout the event. However, with only one scientist taking part in the live chats, not all questions were answered. The one scientist who did take part was very comfortable and in good humour about handling the chats by himself.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Blood Zone Report – June 2013

Antimony Zone Report – June 2013

Antimony report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Antimony Zone was generally quite quiet, with 6 live chats in the first week and 4 in the second week. There were few Ask questions at first, however this did pick up later on, leading to a good number of questions asked outside of the chats overall.

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Antimony Zone Report – June 2013

Animal Behaviour Zone Report – June 2013

Animal report picAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Animal Behaviour Zone had more live chats in the first week, but there were lots of questions asked throughout. There was great engagement and lots of animal questions!

Download the report here.

Posted on July 16, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Animal Behaviour Zone Report – June 2013

Digital Zone evaluation report – March 2013

DigireportIn March 2013 we ran a Digital Zone, funded by the RCUK Digital Economy Theme. It was successful:

  1. It was very busy throughout the fortnight and above average in most measures of activity such as number of students and questions asked.
  2. Students asked questions on games, robots and phone apps, relating to the digital theme, along with more general science questions on space and the origins of science.
  3. The scientists all engaged well and were keen to answer questions and take part in the live chats.
  4. Phil Wilkinson won the zone and plans to spend his money on an internet video series to explain science.

Read the full evaluation here.

As zone winner Phil said, “I cannot fully articulate how much I enjoyed this experience!”

Posted on April 17, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Digital Zone evaluation report – March 2013

Brain Zone Report – March 2013

BrainReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Brain Zone was busy throughout the event with lots of live chats. At the beginning there were many generic questions about the scientists’ pay and their inspiration, but towards the end of the first week the students really got into it, and there was some great interaction and thought provoking questions which impressed the scientists.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Brain Zone Report – March 2013

Digital Zone Report – March 2013

DigitalReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Digital Zone was busy, with lots of questions asked outside of the live chats, usually arriving in bulk rather than gradually. The zone seemed to be popular with younger classes.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Digital Zone Report – March 2013

Technetium Zone Report – March 2013

TechnetiumReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Technetium Zone was very interactive in both chats and submitted questions. Only a few new questions were submitted in the second week but these tended to be specific to the scientists’ research areas.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Technetium Zone Report – March 2013

Space Zone Report – March 2013

SpaceReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Space Zone was busy throughout, with most questions received in the first week yet lots of live chats in both weeks.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Space Zone Report – March 2013

Ruthenium Zone Report – March 2013

RutheniumReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Ruthenium Zone was quiet at first but got much busier towards the end. There weren’t many live chats booked, but this was made up for by the large numbers of questions submitted in Ask during the second week.

Download the report here.

 

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Ruthenium Zone Report – March 2013

Rhodium Zone Report – March 2013

RhodiumReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Rhodium Zone was consistently steady throughout the event, with some really interactive live chats and some great insightful questions. Both the scientists and students really got into it and there were some intelligent and perceptive conversations with a healthy mix of wit and humour.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Rhodium Zone Report – March 2013

Palladium Zone Report – March 2013

PalladiumReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Palladium Zone received a steady flow of questions outside of the live chats, while more live chats took place in the first week.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Palladium Zone Report – March 2013

Medical Physics Zone Report – March 2013

MedPhysReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Medical Physics Zone was busy, especially towards the end of the first week and at the start of the second week in terms of live chats, though few new questions were submitted outside of the chats in the second week.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Medical Physics Zone Report – March 2013

Health Zone Report – March 2013

HealthReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Health Zone was quieter than many of the other zones – there weren’t many chat bookings and very few new questions were submitted in the second week. Despite this, chats and questions were mostly on topic and there were some really good questions asked.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Health Zone Report – March 2013

Food Science Zone Report – March 2013

FoodReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Food Science Zone was very busy – there were lots of questions early on and although it did calm down, there was still a steady flow of questions coming in outside of the live chats throughout the fortnight. There was at least one live chat every day of the event.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Leave a comment

Drug Development Zone Report – March 2013

DrugsReportImageAt the end of each event we compile a report about each zone, containing moderator observations and our web data. This report provides a summary and some meaningful information on the zone.

The Drug Development Zone got off to a slow start with very few live chats in the first week, however it picked up quickly during the second week and there was plenty of interaction and entertainment. Students started off asking lots of generic questions about drugs, but they soon got into it and there were some really intelligent conversations.

Download the report here.

Posted on April 10, 2013 in 2013, Zone Reports | Leave a comment