Celebrate the smarts!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
12,500 people voted Clinton Fookes Australia's sharpest scientist in the 2010 Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award.
Don't miss your chance to have a say this year. Voting kicks off at 8pm on 11 August with the six finalists being profiled on ABC TV's Catalyst.
Register to vote and we will remind you when it's about to start.
There will be six real-life scientists to choose from. Read their profile, watch their video, you can even ask them a question! Then select the sharpest and vote.
There are state-specific lesson plans to help you make the most of the People's Choice Awared in your classroom. Check out the right-hand column.
Here are six reasons to include the People's Choice Award in your classroom activities:
1. It fits the curriculum and fills a gap in addressing contemporary Australian science and scientists;
2. It covers a broad range of science disciplines and important issues;
3. It provides information about careers and inspires students to continue studying science;
4. It provides an engaging interactive learning experience that is a contrast to regular classroom and laboratory activities;
5. It uses contemporary technology that is appealing to students;
6. There are state-specific lesson plans (see right) to help you get the most out of the program in your classroom.