Pupils in Year 5 have been interacting with scientists from across the UK in an online public engagement activity aimed at getting students excited about science.
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here sees students putting scientists through their paces through online live chats in which they can ask the experts about anything, from climate change to coding.
The aim of the activity is to get students excited about science. Students see that scientists are normal people, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about science.
Year 5 teacher, Mr Watts said "Eveyone who took part loved it and we had some incredibly thoughtful questions that really got the scientists thinking. Queries such as ‘why does water wobble?’ to ‘how many metres has sea level risen since global warming?’ really got everyone thinking about science and opened up new possibilities for future careers in STEM (Science Teachnology, Engineering and Math)".
The activity runs from 5th–16th November 2018.
I’m a Scientist is funded principally by Wellcome, an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health.
Additional funders for I’m a Scientist 2018 include: