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Live Science: Meet the Scientists



Live Science is an ongoing programme offering students the chance to take part in real scientific research studies. It's a great opportunity to meet scientists and find out what they do.

At the start of your session the scientists will give a short introduction about their work pitched appropriately for the age of your group. Then students who have received parental consent to participate (see below) will complete the activity.

Current study - Can you train your brain?

Do your students play video games? Do they think games make people better or worse at paying attention?

Come and help our researchers from King’s College London explore which level of difficulty in a game is best for different age groups, and help them develop video games designed to boost children’s attention span and improve their self-control.

The study can accommodate ten pupils at a time and the session lasts about 15-20 minutes.

This study is for age 5 upwards and it is available for booking by schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The project is also available on Saturdays until 12 February 2015.

Parental consent
Because this is a medical research project, parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18 to take part.

When you make a booking for this event we will send you a consent form to pass on to parents or guardians for completion. The researchers will collect the completed forms on the day.

Pupils who do not have completed consent forms will be able to do other activities. If no-one has completed consent forms we regret that you will not be able to take up your session. Please let us know so that we can release the slots to other visitors.

20 minutes
Suitable for:
ages 5 upwards
Places per session:
10 (plus adults)
Pre-booking req'd:
Supervisory ratio:


February 2015

DateStarts Ends  
Tuesday 3 February 201511:00-13:00