the site of Adam Stevens

Hey, I AM a scientist!

(This is a long post. Forgive me.)

I’m a Scientist is over.

The results haven’t been announced yet, but we have no more live chats, we’re unlikely to get any more questions, and who knows how many kids will vote at this point in the week?

It’s been emotional. It’s been fun. It’s been frustrating, interesting, mouth openingly astounding, downright odd, amusing and insane in almost equal measure. I’ve met (as much as you can really meet people on the internet) some awesome people, stolen some of their ideas, and maybe opened up some new ideas and projects.

I was genuinely surprised by how much fun being bombarded with questions constantly for two weeks could be.

In the end though, it’s those questions that were the best bits. So I thought I would collect some of the best ones here.

There were amazing questions…

 

Questions that were so simple that only a kid could think of but were actually the most insightful…

questions that made us think…

topical questions…

questions that made me feel ridiculously unintelligent…

some more personal questions, which was really the whole point of I’m a Scientist in the first place, I think…

some interesting themes…

but by far my favourite bits were where our answers, either to the offline questions or the live chats, inspired further questions, opening up a dialogue with the kids, something that I think the format of I’m a Scientist really lacks, and really made me feel like what I said was getting through

I wonder what I’ll do tomorrow, when I have no questions to answer. Maybe I’ll just start spouting random facts to my friends and strangers I meet. Maybe I’ll find another outlet for this enthusiasm that I want to get out. No matter what, I’ll miss you, I’m a Scientist. Sniff.

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