I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is a free, online event where school students get to meet and interact with real scientists.
Students login during a 2 week period to ASK the scientists anything they like. Students challenge the scientists over a fast-paced online live CHAT during a lesson.
The event is a competition between scientists and the students are the judges; students VOTE for their favourite scientist to win the event.
All resources and support are provided for teachers to facilitate this event. It's student-led nature makes it appropriate for students of all abilities from Year 5-13.
- learn about working scientifically, ethics, and science in society
- develop confidence in their ability to talk about science as they ask questions
- learn new science content from scientists' answers
- have improved attitudes towards science
- have improved attitudes about scientists based on their direct interactions with the scientists
- learn about scientists’ interests, likes and dislikes, and find areas in common
- understand individual scientists’ motivations and achievements
- become more aware of careers in science & may discover future career options
- develop in SMSC
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||11 October 2017|
|Last modified||09 July 2018|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Psychology, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Chemistry|
|Age||5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
I'm a Scientist is funded by a number of partners to keep it free for state-maintained schools.