Meet a Roslin Scientist - Virtual Visit
Your class can take part in a virtual visit to the Roslin Institute, meet one of our scientists and find out about science in the real world!
Learning Level: College
Duration: 40 minutes
Date: Wednesday 17th November 2021 | Thursday 25th November 2021 | Tuesday 30th November 2021 | Wednesday 8th December 2021
Timings: To be arranged with colleges***
Cost: No charge during EBSOC's Covid-19 closure period
Booking enquiries can only be made by a teacher through their staff email account.
|*||Meet a Roslin Scientist is currently only available to schools in Scotland|
|**||there may be other schools in the session with your class|
In this online "virtual visit" you will get a chance to meet a Roslin Institute scientist online, find out about their work and how they became a scientist via a short video, ask questions and take part in a "science show-and-tell" activity.
The session will give your pupils a unique opportunity to learn about some current science happening here in Scotland, hear about different career paths and give them the opportunity to ask their own questions. Sessions like this can increase pupils´ curiosity in STEM, help raise awareness of STEM careers and support pupils to reflect on their own science-related skills.
Classes with a virtual visit booking will get pre-session access to their scientist's video, profile and an opportunity to submit questions in advance, as well as a chance to ask them on the day.
I think this is great way to engage students. It is great to have an insight into real ongoing research questions and can be used to contextualise so much in the coming weeks as new topics are introduced. For the college students it comes at the right time and acts as a motivator during a busy stressful period of assessments and UCAS applications. It provides a boost for the students to see what is possible.
It’s not very often that you have the opportunity to interact with scientists. I knew that science was broad and multi-disciplinary but I had no idea of just how much potential and flexibility there was, it has made me very excited about my future.
- To reveal the world of work in scientific research
- To appreciate the impact that scientific discoveries have on society
- To explore career pathways in science
- 5-minute video focusing on work and career path of a Roslin Institute scientist
- Question and answer session
- Science show-and-tell by one of our scientists
- Pre and post workshop suggested activities for your class to get the most out of their virtual visit
Developing the Young Workforce
The following "I can" statements are supported through this online workshop, pre and post-workshop activities:
I can identify the skills I have learnt across the curriculum, how these relate to the world of work and can apply these appropriately during work placements and other work-related learning.
I can confidently access and interpret the information I need to make well informed choices about my learning options, pathways and how these relate to possible future careers.
I can work towards achieving qualifications which support me to achieve my future career aspirations.
- We will organise the session using the University of Edinburgh's version of Microsoft Teams that complies with strict University security and privacy policies.
- The teacher computer will be the only computer from the school connected to the virtual session, and multiple classes from your school can join in on one session. Connect the computer to your digital whiteboard so that your pupils can see and hear the scientist.
- The teacher is responsible for coordinating and communicating the questions from their pupils to the scientists, whether this is via submitting the questions beforehand via the online form, a teacher controlled microphone or typing questions in the meeting’s chat box.
- Having the class webcam and microphone on makes for a more engaging session but if this not possible don´t worry! The session can be conducted through the chat box function i.e. the teacher can type in questions on behalf of the pupils.