15 March 2018
The great scientist Stephen Hawking has inspired us to ‘Be curious’ and the Big Bang Science Fair offers a range of opportunities for enquiring and curious minds to ignite. Years 4, 5 and 6 grasped the opportunity to engage in Science activities at the NEC.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK and we were able to explore the wide range of extraordinarily exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits from STEM professionals. Hopefully, this experience has inspired our pupils to think about studying different elements of Science as they go through their education.
As chemists, some of the children were able to explore herbal remedies by mixing herbs together to produce different aromas and textures. We did discover that adding garlic to thyme produced a very smelly mixture. Continuing with Chemistry, cocoa butter and coconut oil were melted to produce a very bitter chocolate that many children didn’t like the taste of however the smell was delightful.
Moving on to Physics, the Stage Show brought about great excitement as we saw how electricity and sound were brought together to produce much of the technology that we take so much for granted now. Human circuits were developed to show how electricity passes through the body and did you know that touch screen technology works by giving you a tiny electric shock each time you touch the screen (you complete the circuit).
parking a love for Science, The Big Bang Science Fair 2018 has brought out the Biologist, the Engineer, the Chemist, the Physicist and the Software Designer in the young people of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. It was a fabulous day, enjoyed by all. Many thanks to all those who have helped and supported us.