Primary Zone is where 7-11 school students get to ASK scientists questions, CHAT with them and VOTE for their favourite scientist.
Students vote to choose which scientist wins a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
I’m a Scientist, In the Zone! is inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the scientists involved are studying anything from the nutritional needs of marathon runners, to the bioengineering of knee replacements, from the physiology of muscle cells, to the psychology of teamwork.
Over March every school in the UK, all 33,000 of them, received a science investigation kit from the Wellcome Trust. The kits will help teachers bring the science of the human body to life in the classroom.
We’ve created this special free event to compliment the science investigation kits, allowing students question scientists about what they’ve learnt from using the kits and about minds and bodies in motion in general.