Birmingham STEM Fair

Big Bang experience inspires Science students

Student Scientists at The Radclyffe School got an inspiring glimpse of the latest scientific discoveries as they travelled to an event in Birmingham. (Wednesday 11th March).

The Big Bang Fair is a celebration of science, engineering, technology and maths in the UK. Held at the National Exhibition Centre the event offered four stages of fascinating live demonstrations, together with hundreds of displays from organisations involved in the many different areas of science.

The students enjoyed getting ‘hands on’ with many different activities. They took a look inside visitors’ bodies using an ultrasound machine, and inside the eyeball with an iPhone. Elsewhere they explored digestion, wrote computer code, played with balloons of light, and investigated CCTV cameras, wind tunnels.

The students also found out about many of the exciting potential careers that are available for young people studying these subjects. During the day the students met inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the biggest British companies and the armed services.

Teacher of Science Forida Begum said, “With so many companies and organisations involved the event was a great way for the students to explore the different careers that are opened up when they study science and maths subjects at a higher level.”

16 March 2015

experimant at Big Bang Fair

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