Big Bang Fair 2017
62 Year 8 and Year 9 students visited the Birmingham NEC for the 2017 Big Bang Fair for young scientists and engineers on Wednesday 15th March as part of the British Science Week.
They threw themselves willingly into a whole host of activities including interacting with robots, cars, flying machines, assembling structures, trying out virtual reality viewers and infrared glasses, 3D printing, interacting with mock body hackers and the forensic detective project and e-bug, holding large insects and watching owls and ferrets. A huge range of drop-in shows, explosions and talks were easily accessible, including Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show's resident scientist demonstrating dangerous physics equations in action and Bronze medal Gymnast in the 2012 Olympics, Beth Tweddle, was also interviewed about her love of science at school. Microscopes, computers, busy machines, space subatomic particles, engineering breakthroughs, mechano and lego, medical and engineering applications were all in abundance.
A great time exploring horizons in science was had by all!