Taking part benefits you and your students

“When students are engaged and start to see the real life impact of a subject, they’re more enthusiastic about it – I noticed an increased motivation to learn following I’m a Scientist.”

Emily Tulloch, Science teacher

Benefits for your class

They stay connected

  • Taking part in I’m a Scientist helps them stay in touch with learning, with teachers, and with their classmates.

They see science in the real world

They discover new careers they didn’t know existed

  • Students connect with scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines, and industries. They hear about related STEM careers and opportunities in higher education.
  • They see scientists as role models, and start to see themselves in similar roles.

Benefits for teachers

It’s backed by research:

You’re in control:

  • You get to see which students have logged in and what questions they’ve asked.
  • You can download transcripts of live chat sessions.

It’s secure and safe:

  • Only students who’ve been given access by their teacher can login to the Zone.
  • No personal details are shared on the site, and student content is moderated.
    Read our safeguarding statement ❯

Everything’s designed for easy, online access:

  • Signing up is quick and easy
  • Students can log in at any time to read scientists’ profiles and send questions in ASK.
  • Students create their own username using a link you create. This will take them around 10 minutes; send it to them the day before your chat, or earlier.
  • You book chats for times that suit you and your students.

It’s free for state maintained schools:

  • Thanks to our funders, most schools don’t have to pay.
  • Non-state-maintained schools may be asked to pay a fee to take part.

Benefits for your school

Your school can gain credits towards the SFI DPSM award

It takes 2 minutes to register. We’ll let you know when the activity is running.

Find out more:
Teacher homepage ❯
How it works ❯
Student safeguarding and privacy ❯

Questions? Contact support@imascientist.ie