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Live chat Booking – Now Open

We opened the live chat booking calendar this afternoon. Nobody go for 16th May at 13.30. Within just a few minutes that slot had already been snapped up by a keen teacher in Leicestershire!

Every teacher who had applied so far will get one live chat session for their class. Just register and log in using the link given in the email sent out today (30/03/12) and book a chat here:

Posted on March 30, 2012 ModShane in News, Project | Leave a comment

Which scientists are applying to take part?

We’ve had a nice selection of scientists old and new applying to take part In the Zone.

Here’s some examples of what they do:

  • Squeeze this, and push that – how certain types of exercise can make your heart and blood vessels healthier!
  • I use motion capture equipment (like they used in Avatar!) to look for evolutionary reasons as to why people find certain types of walk attractive.
  • What makes champions? And what mental skills can we learn from them? Psychology is a legal performance-enhancer and can give athletes that extra “edge”

We’ve scientists from universities up and down the country, from medical research labs and also self-employed sport’s psychologists. We’re after a wide mixture of participants so if you’re a scientist or engineer working in sports or any aspect of the human body and mind in motion, then please do apply using the form on the Scientists page.

To get a sense of what I’m a Scientist is normally like then have a look at the main site or look for #IAS2012 on twitter. It’s invigorating, exhilirating, instructive and great fun.

Posted on March 25, 2012 ModShane in News, Project | Leave a comment

Project Launch

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is a big science enrichment project. We’ve had hundreds of schools and scientists take part over the last few years. But sometimes bigger projects come along. In the Zone from the Wellcome Trust and inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is one of those. Over the coming weeks every school in the UK, all 33,000 of them, is going to receive a science investigation kit. The kits will help teachers bring the science of the human body to life in the classroom.

We’ve been funded by the project to bring scientists of the human body into the classroom. We’re running an I’m a Scientist, In the Zone Special.

Why is it special? In short, it’s long. It takes place over 10 weeks between April 16th and July 13th. We’re recruiting 50 scientists for two zones, 7 – 11 & 11 – 19. We asking each scientist to do live chats and answer questions for 2 of the 10 weeks. In any one week only 5 scientists will be live. The other innovation is that the 7 – 11 Zone as the name implies is for primary schools.

We’re asking scientists and teachers to register their interest and in March/April we’ll start sending out packs giving access to the site.

Posted on March 24, 2012 ModShane in News, Project | Leave a comment