Teachers: Connect your students with scientists

This student-led activity connects students with a diverse range of scientists from different specialisms and backgrounds.

It’s a moderated, flexible activity, that is safe, secure and easy to use.

It’s suitable for ages from 10 to 18.

Students can:

  • Read profiles of scientists working in different careers
  • Chat with scientists in 40-minute energetic text-based online Chats, giving them a 1:1 personal experience
  • Ask in depth follow-up questions
  • Vote for their favourite scientist

I’m a Scientist supports the Science Capital Teaching Approach.

It all happens online. It’s safe and secure. It’s free for state maintained Irish schools.

Our tried and tested lesson plans have strong curriculum links and a range of learning outcomes for all ages.

There are no Zones running currently, but you can sign up to get involved with future Zones and we’ll be in touch.

Watch what I’m a Scientist is all about…

What teachers say:
“Incredibly easy to set up and run”

“My students loved their involvement and I was amazed at some of the questions they asked”

Register to take part ❯