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Thank you from your winner Lizzie

WOW! A big thanks to everyone that voted for me, I’m really chuffed and amazed. I had a great time answering all your questions and chatting with you all, it was really encouraging to see how enthusiastic and curious you were about science – Quite a lot of those questions I would never have expected! I’m going to start planning an event with the prize money in a couple of weeks time – Hopefully it’ll be sometime in November or December. It will be to do with all the science that happens in a kitchen – some examples of the things I’d like to explain are the science behind cleaning products (e.g. how they get rid of dirt and grease), the physics of microwave ovens and what’s in food to make it tasty and healthy/unhealthy. So that I can get some people with a bit of event planning experience (I … Continue reading

Posted on June 27, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is LIZZIE

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Lizzie, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Andrew and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/934591/I-m-a-Scientist-June-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think

Posted on June 22, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let LINDY go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… LINDY This leaves just LIZZIE and ANDREW to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Lizzie says “Organise events promoting just how much science there is involved in everyday life” and Andrew says “Build some experiment kits for our departments schools outreach to make blackberry solar cells or aluminium can batteries”. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Ask them more questions to help you decide who should win – https://materialsj12.imascientist.org.uk/ask/ And most importantly vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist walks off with the prize – https://materialsj12.imascientist.org.uk/vote/ May the best scientist win.

Posted on June 21, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted… Bruce

We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… BRUCE In just 24 hours time the final 2 Materials Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – https://materialsj12.imascientist.org.uk/vote/ If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? – https://materialsj12.imascientist.org.uk/ask/ One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the scientist to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to … Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is… Beth

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but after a very tight round the the first scientist to be evicted is… BETH Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

Posted on June 19, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Materials Zone is GO

I’m a Scientist kicks off in full on Monday 11th and the scientists in the Materials Zone are eagerly awaiting your questions! You can read all about the scientists on their profiles – https://materialsj12.imascientist.org.uk/scientists/ And then: ASK them all those tricky science questions you want to know the answer to CHAT with them in live chats booked by your teacher VOTE for your favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on communicating science So get thinking about what it is you want to know about the world of science.

Posted on June 8, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment