National Science and Engineering Week starts today

Just a reminder to anyone who doesn’t know, National Science and Engineering Week starts today. There’s a searchable online programme here. There’s stuff all over the country, and also some online things, which you might find useful resources. And speaking of useful resources, I love Quirkology.

Posted on March 7, 2008 by in General, Science Education | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on National Science and Engineering Week starts today

What young people think about science

I’ve been looking at research on young people’s attitudes to science. Partly to help me work out how we are going to measure any change caused by taking part in I’m a Scientist, and partly to help me understand what their attitudes are and so inform the materials we put together. One of the most interesting things I’ve found out is that according to this

Posted on February 7, 2008 by in Science Education | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

We have lift off

Welcome to the blog for I’m a Scientist development. This is here mainly for stakeholders (apols, I will try to keep management-speak down to a minimum) and interested parties to get a little window into how the project is progressing behind the scenes. But it’ll be interesting snippets, rather than a blow-by-blow account, as I’m sure you’ll all be relieved to hear. So far we’ve been developing the design, putting up this site, recruiting advisor teachers, researching the curricula and lots of other bits and pieces. Please feel free to use the comments section to add your two-penn’orth, or contact me with suggestions or for more info.

Posted on January 29, 2008 by in General, School | Tagged , | Comments Off on We have lift off