14 Nov I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here
Students in Year 8 at Chelsea Academy have been interacting with scientists from across the UK in an online public engagement event 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 event 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.
We look forward to taking part in I’m a Scientist every year; it’s a fantastic opportunity for our students to understand the work of real scientists, and be able to put their own questions to them about their career choices and interests. This year we were delighted to participate in the Sports Science Zone of the competition, chatting to Scientists and Olympic athlete Andrew Willis.
Students in this class said it was a really good chance to talk to a sports scientist. One of the people we spoke to was an athlete who trained full time and one of the scientists measured how muscles work during exercise.