Tag Archives: IAS 2009

Doors open!

I’m a Scientist is a FREE online science enrichment activity where your students talk to real scientists, learn about How Science Works (HSW) and get inspired. We are now taking applications for classes to take part in I’m a Scientist June 2009. It should be even better than last year and we are looking forward to hearing from you! Event dates: 15th-26th June 2009 Deadline for applying: 15th May 2009 Spaces are limited, so get in early. Although it won’t be strictly first-come-first served as we want to make sure we have a good spread of schools. /* jquery validate response */ fieldset div.mce_inline_error {margin:1em 0; padding:1em .5em .5em 0; font-weight:bold; z-index:1; color:#D12F19; font-weight:bold; position:relative; top:-1.5em;} Teacher Application Form for IAS June 2009 * indicates required field Email Address:* First Name:* Last Name:* Daytime telephone number:* Name of School:* School address line 1:* School address line 2:* School postcode:* Ability … Continue reading

Posted on May 5, 2009 by in IAS Event, School. Tagged , , . Comments Off on Doors open!

Open the Floodgates!*

Our next I’m a Scientist event is about to start on Monday and we’re all very excited/tired. The site is up and running,  and next week the scientists and the students start talking (and the students start voting). Teachers have been introducing their classes to the event this week, and doing some of the preparatory lessons to get the students thinking. The IVF debate (teachers can download lesson materials from here for free) is still a big favourite, ‘my 6th form did the IVF debate today … their response….. can we do another …. just as successful as least year! I love it … it is so simple to use and the kids love the role play.’ The scientists taking part this month are:- Gillian Hamilton University of Edinburgh I am looking at the genetic differences between people and whether these can result in a person developing Alzheimer’s disease. Mark … Continue reading

Posted on February 27, 2009 by in General, IAS Event, Scientists. Tagged , , , , . 1 comment

The next phase begins – working towards running the event again, bigger, next year

The event evaluation report is now nearly finished. Sorry for a bit of a hiatus while we were running I’m a Councillor (just because we’ve got our new IAS baby, doesn’t mean we can neglect our first born:-)). We hope to get the evaluation report online some time next week (plus a summary – the whole thing is over 100 pages long. Even I don’t think anyone will want to read all of it, beautifully crafted prose though it is). The extremely short version is that everyone loved it and every single teacher and scientist who responded said they would recommend the event to a colleague. Even the teachers who got it dumped on them at the last minute loved it.           

Posted on November 24, 2008 by in General. Tagged , , , , , . Comments Off on The next phase begins – working towards running the event again, bigger, next year