Thank you from your winner Hannah

Thank you so much for everyone that voted me!!! I cannot tell you how happy you have made me. Also a big thank you to the great scientists in my group…really close competition. This whole experience has been great. I loved the CHATS, they were so fast-paced I have never worked so hard at my desk before 😀 The ASK questions were amazing and you were asking me things I have never thought about before. I am really happy to hear that a lot of you were starting to get interested in brain science. One of you even spoke about becoming a neurosurgeon. This experience has been great, but the best thing about this competition was showing you how normal I am! You now know I love computer games, have lots and lots of adorable, cute pets, love haribo tangfangtastic and a good takeaway meal and love to be around … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is… HANNAH

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Hannah, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Ian 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 tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in 4 quick questions in the pink box on the right of the browser, to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on June 28, 2013 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let Jono go in the Tin Zone

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… JONO This leaves just “happy, enthusiastic and… ginger!” Ian and “dreamer, smiler, dedicated” Hannah to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Ian says “Arrange a fun series of events during Biology Week in October to get people excited about Biology” and Hannah says “I want to bring exciting activities to schools, I want to launch a youtube channel and start a revolution in engaging students about science and sound.One of the activities is making water move backwards just by changing sound waves!“. 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. Vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist walks off … Continue reading

Posted on June 27, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted… Mark in the Tin Zone

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… MARK Sorry to see Mark go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun. In just 24 hours time the final 2 Tin 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! Will it be “can’t sit still” Jono, “happy, enthusiastic and… ginger!” Ian or “dreamer, smiler, dedicated” Hannah? The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they need your vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE HERE What do you think about science NOW? We hope that taking part in I’m a Scientist has been fun and interesting. But has it changed your view of science and scientists? Please tell us what you think about science … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is… Daniela

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering hundreds 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 the first scientist to be evicted is… DANIELA 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 25, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

DAY 6: Bagels and bees

Evictions start tomorrow It’s week 2 and tomorrow sees the start of  the evictions, who will be first to go? Get your votes in! Today’s highlights in the Tin Zone: Seagulls and bagels: percypig1 : why do sea gulls fly over the sea? hannahbrotherton : because this is where they breed and nest. But we have more seagulls than ever and this is because of landfills. they love to eat rubbish lol percypig1 : because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels And saving the bees: By what year do you think there will be no bees left?

Posted on June 24, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

DAY 5: Survival, ear popping and clucking

The halfway point Week 1 may nearly be over, but we have the evictions to look forward to next week! The power is in the hands of the 5,000+ students. Today’s highlights in the Tin Zone: Some people have pretty strong immune systems! meganmcaleer12 : ian whats the most intresting fact you have found? ianwilson : About my work? Hmm let’s see… Well I got a sample of DNA from a Bangladeshi man’s poop and I was looking for Entamoeba DNA. Instead, I found all kinds of bacteria and viruses, any of which could have killed the person they were from! So I found out that some people, when they’re living with these bacteria all their lives can survive with bacteria that would probably kill us! He’ll have been very ill but its’ amazing that he was still alive! Why you shouldn’t fly if you can’t breathe through your nose: … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

DAY 4: Snurtles, snails and dry ice

At day 4 we’re nearly half way through the event. Hope you’re all chatting, asking and voting! Today’s highlights in the Tin Zone: Creating impossible creatures… Is there such thing as a snurtle turtle/snail? We learnt more about snails: How do snails have babies? Are baby snails born with shells? And breaking metal with your bare hands… If you put a sheet of metal in dry ice for long enough could you break it with your bare hands?  

Posted on June 20, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 3: Happy earthworms and salty tonoscopes!

Day 3 and there’s no let up in the number of chats and questions – 4,400 students registered and nearly 2,500 answered questions, not to mention loads more chats! Today’s highlights in the TinZone: In the live chat, Hannah talks about what she’d do with the money, if she won: aedwards1 : why do u deserve the moneyx hannahbrotherton : @aedwards1 With the money I want to start a science revolution, a sound revolution. I love what I do, and I know you will too. One activity I want to create is a tonoscope. Your voice can make grains of salt dance and move in amazing patterns. This is a great thing for people to make and see Another activity is making water spiral backwards by changing sound waves. The sound alters the particles in the water and makes them behave in a different way. I always want to look … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

DAY 2: The brain, loud noises and invisibility cloaks

It’s only day 2 but the questions keep coming! Over 35 live chats and hundreds more great questions. Today’s highlights in the Tin Zone: Particles in the brain: Why do we not have particles in our brain? Loud noises: What’s the loudest thing in the world? And invisibility cloaks: Why do you want to know if they can help us make invisability cloaks?  

Posted on June 18, 2013 by in News | 1 Comment

DAY 1: Dara O’Brien and the brain

And so it begins… I’m a Scientist June 2013 has got off to a busy start. Across all zones we’ve had around 30 live chats, a few thousand questions asked outside of the chats, and there are now 3,300 students registered! Today’s highlights in the Tin Zone: We find out who Hannah’s favourite scientist is: bill2055 : hannah do you have a favourite scientist hannahbrotherton : This is a weird one, but it is Dara O’brien…..the comedian from Mock the week. He did a masters degree in physics and still does some research along with his comedy. He is funny and clever and I love that mix We learn more about the brain: skythekidrs2 : what do the particles in are brain look like hannahbrotherton : this is an amazing question. The brain is unique and does not have ‘particles’ it is entirely made up of electricity. Think of that……..elec … Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment