Health was the quietest zone with fewest questions and live chats, but this didn’t mean the students and scientists were any less eager and excited. It was a really friendly fun zone and the scientists all got on well and would joke with each other before and after the live chats. The scientists always turned up early or apologised for being late, and liked playing games and discussing the questions on the site, and also on Twitter. The scientists were understanding of the students’ varied abilities.
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Hydrogen was the busiest zone in terms of the number of questions. There were lots of diverse questions and comments in live chats too. Interaction was high as students asked more questions in response to the scientists’ answers, and there were lots more personal questions than the other zones. There was a lot of flamingo chat because of Eileen’s research – a pleasant change from the normal topics asked about! The scientists were fun and very honest with the students, particularly Andrew on religion which the students seemed to appreciate.
Space was a busy and fun zone – the live chats were energised and the students interacted well. The scientists were fun, quick and worked together very well. It felt like a big shared conversation with everyone joining in. The scientists answered questions while maintaining a level of fun and silliness, which was clearly enjoyed by the students with lots of “you’re a joker” & “you’re so funny”. The scientists wanted to answer every single question and really seemed to enjoy it.