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What Fiona Hatch did with her prize money…

Fiona won the Sports Zone back in March 2012. Here’s what she’s been up to with her prize money… I’m so glad I took part in I’m a Sciencist in March 2012; it was a lot of fun and really rewarding. Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and also to the other scientists who took part and helped with answering so many awesome questions! When I was 15 years old I remember my biology teacher brought in a pig’s eye. It was disgusting but awesome, and I remember that lesson even 9 years later! My £500 was spent on getting sheep’s heart for a biology lesson at school in Hull and dissection kits for them to cut open the heart and study it. I also spent some on the hiring of a camera and help to film the lesson. The lesson started off with me explaining about the … Continue reading

Posted on December 17, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is FIONA

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations FIONA, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to JUSTIN and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/847167/I-m-a-Scientist-March-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think

Posted on March 23, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let AUDRA go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… AUDRA This leaves just JUSTIN and FIONA to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Justin says “Create awesome science videos (although, there is no charge for awesomeness, just for borrowing the video equipment)” and Fiona says “Fund a website that will allow pupils to interact with scientists all year round. And using the website, try to organise a half term/summer trip to a lab where pupils can see what goes on”. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Ask them more questions to help you decide who should win – https://sportsm12.imascientist.org.uk/ask/ And most importantly vote NOW … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted…Gavin

We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… GAVIN In just 24 hours time the final 2 Sports Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – https://sportsm12.imascientist.org.uk/vote If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? https://sportsm12.imascientist.org.uk/ask One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the scientist to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to see … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Steve

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first scientist to be evicted is… STEVE Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students!   Some of the great questions we’ve had so far include: Do you think that brain power is linked to your sport ability, and are we better at sports in very cold or very hot? Can the lung development proccess of birth be reversed and allow humans to breath under water/ fluid? How do you get the heart to … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Vote now to save your favourite scientist!

On Tuesday the scientist with the fewest votes will be evicted from the Sports Zone. YOU decide who goes… Will it be: ‘fun-loving, passionate, excitable’ Steve ‘opinionated, creative and enthusiastic’ Justin  ‘understanding, calm, friendly’ Gavin ‘motivated, easy-going, geeky’ Fiona ‘relaxed, loyal, determined’ Audra After Tuesday’s eviction, you get a new vote to save your favourite scientist in the evictions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Next Friday the surviving scientist will be declared the Sports Zone winner and win the £500 prize!

Posted on March 16, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment