Thank you from your winner Callum!

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for voting me the winner of the Cells Zone! It was very unexpected, the other scientists were all great, but I’m glad I won. My plan is to make some tutorial videos about Neuroscience that fit into the Human Biology curriculum. These will cover topics like different parts of the brain and what they do, and what happens when different parts get damaged, how memory works and how drugs affect the brain. Neuroscience is such an exciting subject but this might not always seem the case when you are just learning about it from a textbook, so my videos will show examples of experiments people have done on the brain, how we have found out what we know about the brain today, and some of the most cutting edge research that is letting us discover more about the brain than ever. Hopefully they will help … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is CALLUM

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations CALLUM, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Sam 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 tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in 4 quick questions in the pink box on the right of the browser. Also, fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher, here.

Posted on November 23, 2012 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

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

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… KATIE This leaves just “Friendly, imaginative, easily-distracted” SAM and “Nonquam non paratus (never unprepared!)” CALLUM to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Sam says “I want to make a website where you can design and do your own experiments to solve questions you’ve always wanted to know the answer to, then publish the results to the world. A bit like an on-line mythbusters, but you get to do the experiments yourself.” and Callum says “I want to make some online videos to highlight cool neuroscience concepts and how they link to the Biology curriculum.”. 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 … Continue reading

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

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

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… MICHELLE Sorry to see MICHELLE go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun In just 24 hours time the final 2 Cells 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 need your vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE HERE What do you think about science NOW? We hope that taking part in I’m a Scientist has been fun and interesting. But has it changed your view of science and scientists? Please tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. When you next log in you’ll see a pink box with 4 quick … Continue reading

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

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Gina

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering hundreds 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… GINA 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! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

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