Self-Driving Cars Debate Kit

Our latest Science Debate Kit, funded by the Institute of Physics, The Royal Institution, and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question:

Should our town centre be for self-driving cars only?

Covering relevant topics such as technology, physics, economics, and more; this Debate Kit helps students explore the societal, ethical, and factual issues around AI technology. The Kit includes eight characters with different viewpoints to encourage a balanced discussion around the question.

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Posted on October 11, 2019 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Unisex Toilets Debate Kit

Our latest science Debate Kit, funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question: 

Should schools make all their toilets unisex? 

Covering relevant topics such as biological sex, gender and societal expectations, this Debate Kit helps students explore what gender means to them and others. The Kit includes eight characters with different viewpoints to encourage a balanced discussion around the question, which many schools already find themselves asking.

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Posted on January 4, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Privacy Debate Kit – Evaluation Report

Privacy Debate Kit Evaluation Report CoverThe Privacy Debate Kit asks the question: Should mobile phones always be listening?

The Privacy Debate Kit was funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. It was produced alongside the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone, in partnership with the 2017 RI CHRISTMAS LECTURES series: The language of life.

2,000 Kits were produced, and distributed from January 2018. As of September 2018, all but a handful of Kits have been distributed. Continue reading

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Moderator - Josh in Evaluation | Leave a comment

Privacy Debate Kit

Our latest science Debate Kit, funded by the Royal Institution and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, asks the question: 

Should mobile phones always be listening?

Students explore the privacy implications and benefits of our phone microphones “listening in”. 8 characters with different viewpoints encourage a balanced discussion about this technology.

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Posted on October 24, 2017 by admin in News | Leave a comment

First images received from Mars Mission (Debate Kit)

Mars Debate Kit first lookThe first copies of our latest Science Debate Kit have this afternoon touched down at I’m a Scientist HQ, and will shortly be winging their way to schools all over the UK and Ireland.

The kit asks the question: Should we send a human mission to Mars? Getting students to consider the technical, physiological, social, and ethical issues around human space exploration.

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Posted on May 13, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Mars Mission Debate Kit

Mars Mission Debate Kit Wallet CoverOur latest science debate kit funded by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Physiological Society, and the UK Space Agency, asks the question:

Should we send a human mission to Mars?

The kit provides all you need to get your students discussing the technical, physiological, social and ethical issues around human space exploration.


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Posted on April 25, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Vaccinations Debate Kit – Evaluation Report

Download the full Vaccinations Debate Kit - Evaluation Report The Vaccinations Debate Kit discusses whether children should be required to have all their vaccinations before they can go to school.

This debate kit was funded by e-Bug (a project operated by Public Health England) and Science Foundation Ireland. Gallomanor collaborated with E-Bug to research the kit, and asked for advice from teachers to ensure its educational suitability.

3,000 kits were printed in March 2015: 1,000 were distributed by e-Bug and 2,000 by Gallomanor. We have just finished our evaluation on these kits. And this is what we’ve learnt:

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Posted on February 22, 2016 by modangela in Evaluation | Leave a comment

Antibiotic Resistance Debate Kit – Evaluation Report

picThe Antibiotic Resistance Debate Kit discusses whether the NHS should tell GPs to give back-up prescriptions instead of immediate antibiotics wherever possible.

The kit was funded by e-Bug (a project operated by Public Health England) and Science Foundation Ireland. Its main distribution took part between October 2014 and January 2015, and we have evaluated it between September and November 2015. After the evaluation, we’ve learnt: Continue reading

Posted on December 1, 2015 by modangela in Evaluation | Leave a comment

That new Debate Kit smell…

The first few copies of the Vaccinations Debate Kit have just arrived at I’m a Scientist HQ, and they’ll shortly be making their way to schools across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Sign up now to get your copy!

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment