03 April 2017
Do you teach psychology at A level? If you do, then you and your students may want to participate in I’m a Scientist. Get me out of here!
The organisers are looking for schools to take part in two online events that run from 12 to 23 June. There will be two ‘zones’, covering relationships and mental health.
I’m a Scientist is a free event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists online.
Your students will challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They can ask the scientists anything they want, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
The aim of the event is to help students see that scientists are normal people, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about science.
You can see how it works in a short video.
One of the zones in the last round of I’m a Scientist, the Decision Zone, was won by consumer psychologist James Gudgeon.
He answered a wide variety of questions from students, including:
You can find more information and apply to take part on the I’m a Scientist website.
Psychologists' involvement in I'm a Scientist this year is being supported by a public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.