I’m a Scientist is like school science lessons meet the X Factor! School students choose which scientist gets a prize of $1000 to communicate their work.
Scientists and students talk on this website. They both break down barriers, have fun and learn. But only the students get to vote.
This zone is the Boron Zone. It has a range of scientists studying all different topics. Who gets the prize? YOU decide!
There are new dinosaur finds taking place all the time – especially in China, South America and western Queensland.
It is often a slow process (perhaps 2-5 years) for the information itself to come out. This is because the discovery needs to be made, material processed, descriptions and identifications completed, before the dinosaur can be “officially” name in a recognised scientific journal.
We also tend to hear about the biggest, most fearsome or most unusual. While scientifically important, the discovery of a small herbivorous dinosaur is not as news worthy as Tyrannosaurs, a huge sauropod or some weird looking dinosaur, so we tend not to hear about them.