How I’m a Scientist works

I’m a Scientist is a student-led STEM enrichment activity, which connects students with working scientists online.

In the activity, students can:

  • Read profiles of scientists in different careers
  • Chat with scientists in 40-minute, text-only live chats which you can book for your classes
  • Ask the scientists questions about everything and anything
  • Vote for their favourite scientist to win €500 to do more science engagement

 
Teachers: Register to take part ❯
 
It takes 2 minutes to register. We’ll let you know when the activity is running.

 

For students of all abilities

The activity is student-led (students ask the questions they want to) so different age groups, ability levels, and backgrounds all get something out of it.

It’s suitable for:

  • 4th Class to 6th Year
  • Primary, secondary, and sixth form students
  • Special schools, pupil referral units, and other non-mainstream educational settings
“The enthusiasm of the scientists involved is contagious and the children get very excited when questions are answered.” – Teacher, June 2019

 

Perfect for blended learning

Everything happens online. It’s text-only – no audio or video needed!

Students can take part from school or home – all they need is a device with internet access.

 

Secure experience

No personal details are shared on the site. Only students given access by their teacher can log in. Teachers can also moderate live chats.

All interactions are moderated by our DBS-checked moderation team.

“It helps [to see] students in a different light. Some who are normally very quiet in school became very active in the chat.” – Teacher, May 2020

 

Fits into your timetable

I’m a Scientist is a flexible online activity which runs for several weeks.

Drop-in, and book live chats for the dates and times that suit you. Students can log in at any point to read profiles and ask questions.

“Incredibly easy to set up and run” – STEM Coordinator, April 2020

 

Free for Irish schools

We work with a range of funders to offer this activity free to Irish schools and colleges.

 
Teachers: Register to take part ❯
 
We’ll let you know when the activity is running.

 
Find out more:
Teacher homepage ❯
Benefits for your students ❯
Student safeguarding and privacy ❯

Questions? Contact support@imascientist.ie