Zoom a Scientist is a science education program developed by the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) that facilitates conversations between school classes and ISTA scientists. In an interactive video session, students have the opportunity to ask questions, meet the people behind the science, and get a glimpse into the work at an international research institute.
In short: an encounter at eye level!
Interested classes or their teachers register for an online meeting with an ISTA scientist. They can indicate a preference, which of our featured researchers they would like to meet.
Before the online session, we ask the classes to spend a school lesson preparing for the meeting. To make this easier, we provide teachers with age-appropriate preparation material.
The class then has the opportunity to interview the scientist in an online session about the agreed-upon topic, as well as about their work or everyday life.
These five ISTA researchers will bring their enthusiasm for science into your classroom during the winter semester of 2023/24.
Zoom a Scientist is open to all grade levels and school types. The program is suitable for both face-to-face teaching and distance learning.