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Hydrogen Zone Report – May 2015

The Hydrogen Zone was a general science zone and the first ever USA event. The zone had a promising number of participating students (262) compared to the average for the UK March (383) event, spread fairly evenly across the schools taking part. Some schools enrolled multiple classes and some classes undertook multiple live chats. In some cases success in the first chat led to teachers wanting a live chat the following day to enable students to continue their interactions. The majority of questions submitted were approved and chats were well attended with nearly all live chats featuring three or more scientists and schools making 89% of booked chats. Zoe, Jeff and Lindsay were particularly well engaged, answering over 90% of questions and contributing over 90% of the live chat content. Click here to download the pdf

Posted on June 11, 2015 by modtristan in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Jeff!

Hi all! When I first heard about I’m A Scientist from a good friend of mine, it was the day before the deadline, and I had absolutely, 100% no idea what to expect. I wasn’t even totally clear on what I was signing up for, or how much time I was going to have to set aside for it! But I cannot imagine a better use of my time the last two weeks than interacting with my fellow scientists and the amazing students that whole time. First, huge shout outs to all the other bat fans around. I never knew so many people loved bats past Batman, which is great news for all our flying friends in the world! Second, I am so thrilled and honored to have won against such amazing competition. All four of the scientists I was up against do some incredible research and work, and I’ll … Continue reading

Posted on May 27, 2015 by modtristan in News | 1 Comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the HYDROGEN ZONE winner: Jeff Hard luck to Lindsay but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on May 22, 2015 by iasusadmin in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Kenzi This leaves just “Sparkly, curious and unable to follow directions” Lindsay Hunter and “Loyal, extroverted and creative” Jeff Shi to fight it out for the $500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on May 21, 2015 by iasusadmin in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist eliminated is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now eliminated… Zoe The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s elimination will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favorite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a new box called “Second Questions”, please answer the questions to let us know what you think of the science!

Posted on May 20, 2015 by iasusadmin in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist eliminated is…

The first scientist you’ve eliminated is… Avani Wildani One scientist will be eliminated every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favorite in the competition. A student will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on May 19, 2015 by iasusadmin in News | Leave a comment

Love, fossils and keeping calm: week one highlights!

Well it’s the end of week one, how is everyone doing? The scientists seem to be loving it, even with the HUGE amount of questions that have been asked so far! We’ve had over 250 questions asked, and 11 live chats taken place! Scientist Jeff Shi said “I don’t know how I’m doing with questions, but I’m developing my speed typing skills”. We have schools from ten different states, from California to Massachusetts, Montana to Georgia and even a Canadian school in Ontario. VOTING! Remember, the first elimination will be at 5:30pm EDT on Tuesday May 19th, so check back here or follow us on twitter for the announcements – and remember to VOTE for your favorite scientist to win! QUESTIONS – keep asking! There have been lots of fantastic questions so far – you can ask more than one, so keep asking! Do you ever get nerves when doing … Continue reading

Posted on May 18, 2015 by modemily in News | Leave a comment