The Genomics Zone was a themed zone funded by Genentech and Human Longevity, Inc. The zone featured scientists working on a range of genomics related topics from genetic diseases in children to cancer. The zone had 329 participating students from 13 schools. Class sizes ranged from 5 to over 30 students across grades 4 to 11. Most of the classes had two live chats with the scientists with more live chats taking place in the first week than the second. There were more questions submitted in the genomics zone than average during events and there was also more activity in live chats. The live chats were well attended, with the students from one school, Wyoming Virtual Academy, all logging on from their individual homeschool locations. All the scientists were very engaged and quick to reply to the students’ questions with very detailed answers. They were very willing to interact, creating … Continue reading
Hey all! Thank you so much to all the teachers and students that participated in “I’m a Scientist”! Thank you also to the other scientists- I really enjoyed hearing about your work. I fully expected to hear I was eliminated every day because each of you was so great! I also want to thank Tristan and the “I’m a Scientist” team as well for their hard work and Genentech and Human Longevity for their support! I really had no idea what to expect from the students- and I was blown away! Their knowledge and interest was incredible and they gave us such a broad range of questions. The ability to do the live chats really allowed us to engage with the students. At the end of every live chat I found myself hoping that it could continue! The “ASK” aspect of “I’m a scientist” really helped to continue our discussions … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Genomics Zone winner: Jennifer Hard luck to Xueyuan but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions in the survey “Tell us what you learned”.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Matthew This leaves just “Jennifer” and “Xueyuan” to fight it out for the $500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now eliminated… Candace The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s elimination will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favorite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a new survey called “Tell us what you learned”, please answer the questions to let us know what you think of science and I’m a Scientist USA!
The first scientist you’ve eliminated is… Sahra One scientist will be eliminated every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favorite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!