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Thank you from your winner, Sofia

First of all a huge thank you to all the students who participated, you made this event brilliant! If someone had told me in the beginning that it would be like this, I would have not believed it. It was truly a roller-coaster, with questions coming over and over, one after the other, and each one better than the previous! You really made me crack my brain and think of things that I had not thought before: “Can we grow plants in our stomachs?”, “Why do we laugh?”; it was beyond great! As scientists we spend our time looking for answers, but we are so engaged in our topic that often we forget to ask questions about the rest, and you guys just brought it all back! I had a great time and I am totally sold to doing it again 🙂 I still cannot believe that I won (no … Continue reading

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Double counted… Congratulations to the Ecology Zone winner Sofia Franco Hard luck to Thomas Doherty-Bone but a massive thank you to all of you who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the 4 questions in the pink box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a ÂŁ20 WH Smith voucher. And remember you can still comment on posts and continue the conversation with the scientists.

Posted on November 22, 2013 by ModShane in News | 6 Comments

The next scientist out is..

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… Cassandra Raby We hope you’ve had fun. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in any live chats tomorrow. Cassandra has answered some fantastic questions, and we’ve picked out our favourites, if you want to find out more, remember you can still comment on the questions. Question: WHAT DO THINK OF FLYING PIGS Question: why can poo be good for science? You need to keep voting, to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to tomorrows epic final battle – VOTE Students, we’d like to know what you think about I’m a Scientist. When you next log in and visit your profile, please fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a ÂŁ20 WH Smith voucher. We hope you’ll spend it all on books and essential school … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2013 by ModShane in News | 3 Comments

You’ve chosen to evict…

We’ve counted the votes and can now reveal that you have decided to evict… Karen Bacon We hope you’ve had fun. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in live chats. Karen has answered some fantastic questions, and we’ve picked out our favourites, if you want to find out more, remember you can still comment on the questions. Question: Which wood petrifies the most easily Question: what’s the difference between plants that lived long ago to plants that live today? In just 24 hours time the remaining 2 Ecology Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. VOTE NOW! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2013 by ModShane in News | 6 Comments

The first scientist you’ve evicted is…

It’s been a fantastic event so far with the scientists answering hundreds of questions between them. But there can be only one zone winner. Today 5 become 4 as the first scientist leaves the competition. The first scientist to be evicted is… Greg Dash Thank you for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in live chats. And remember, as well as giving prizes to the winning scientists, we also give prizes to students. One student in each zone will win a ÂŁ20 WH Smith voucher for asking great questions (questions that aren’t about One Direction). There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. So students, make sure you VOTE! Who will win? YOU decide!

Posted on November 19, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment