Lesson Plans and Resources

We’ve prepared 3 lesson plans which are designed to increase your students’ engagement with the activity. They involve 2 preparatory lessons, followed by your live Chat. The lesson plans have been developed in consultation with teachers and have been extensively tested. Most teachers find them extremely helpful.


On this page you’ll find all the teaching materials we’ve developed for the I’m a Scientist event. They’re designed to develop students’ debating and discussion skills, and help the event run as smoothly as possible in your classroom.

Teacher notes booklet with suggested lesson plans (Click to open PDF)

Teacher notes booklet with suggested lesson plans (Click to open PDF)

Materials for running the event

Teacher notes


Lesson plan materials

Lesson 1: “You’re the Judges!”

Lesson 2: “Meet the Scientists”

Other materials and useful links on the site

  • Evictions Poster (PDF) – Print out and display in the classroom.
  • Live chat booking page – Live chats can be booked any time during the two weeks of the event, though you must be signed up to take part in the event; we’ll email you to let you know when you can start booking chats.

Find out more:

Benefits for your students
How to use I’m a Scientist in the classroom
Student safeguarding and privacy

Questions? Contact support@imascientist.us