Broadcast live on:

Thursday 28 Mar 2019
  • free
  • 45 mins
  • 7-11, 11-14
This live broadcast has ended and is available to watch on catch up.

Free - Submarine Q&A (AM)

Why are submarines always yellow? In this Submarine Q&A session, you will be asking questions to a member of the Nekton First Descent team on board their research vessel in the Indian Ocean.


These sessions trigger great online and class discussions about marine science topics, geography, environmentalism, climate change, exploration and life as science communicators. If you’re registered for an Ask me anything session, prepare lots of questions!

Preparing for this session is a great opportunity to develop your students' questioning skills. Use the selection of guides and advice in the Encounter Live support collection. Think of a variety of questions, especially open-ended ones and questions that you couldn’t just find the answer to using a search engine.

The expedition team will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Session steps

1. Introduction (5 mins)
The session will start with an introduction from the session host, Jamie, where he will introduce the expedition and say a little about the research being conducted by the Nekton team. There will also be shout-outs to any registered schools, so listen out for yours.

2. Ask me Anything (40 mins)
During this session a member of the expedition team will attempt to answer as many questions as possible, answering the pre-submitted questions from schools first and then the questions coming in on the live chat, so listen out for your school’s question. During this time students might like to make notes about which questions and answers they thought were most interesting or make a fact-file based on what they have heard during the session. If students think of any further questions don’t forget to submit questions for the next Q&A session.

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