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I’m a scientist STEM activities

Get your students excited about science

I’m a Scientist is offering engaging STEM activities which are fully funded for state schools.

"I'm a Scientist" and “I’m an Engineer” are funded STEM activities which connect school students with scientists and engineers. Students can interact with professionals and ask them anything they wish over the course of two weeks.

They will also take part in a live chat and vote for who they want to win the competition. Both of these events improve students’ motivation to learn, provide real life context for their lesson content and encourage them to consider STEM careers.

Priority places are given to state maintained schools further than 30 minutes away from a university.

Date: 5-16 November
Venue: Online
Find out more and register interest: imascientist.org.uk/teachers

I’m a Scientist also has a number of Debate Kits to help develop students’ discussion skills and understanding of scientific issues. They contain eight debate cards outlining the opinions of fictional characters with an interest in a given science topic.

Find out more about Debate Kits here: https://debate.imascientist.org.uk/what-is-a-debate-kit/

I’m a Scientist is also providing STEM opportunities for distant schools. Read the case study for improving STEM opportunities within the Shetland Isles: https://about.imascientist.org.uk/2018/providing-stem-opportunities-for-distant-schools/