Big Bang Science Competition
Last week two Year 10 students took part in the finals of the national Big Bang Fair Science and Engineering competition. They had already won the regional rounds and secured a place at the finals to present their ideas about Air Pollution. Hannah Callcut and Jasmine Rooke did a fantastic job of presenting and discussing their ideas to judges and members of the public. Below is an account of their experience.
'The Big Bang Science Fair in Birmingham is a wonderful experience for anyone interested in STEM. There is a variety of different companies and organisations running fun activities for the public and competitors, such as sitting in a Red Arrow, having a go on virtual reality headsets, climbing on the Army climbing wall and learning lots of different things about science and engineering. In addition to that, there were many shows and displays, such as the exploding fire balloons. As competitors, we had a stand with our project on it (which was Air Pollution), and we had to present it to judges and the general public, showing our research on our chosen subject. On the Thursday of the Science Fair, the winners were announced and there were some amazing projects, including someone who designed a 3D Flatpack Printer for £50, a Cerebral Palsy Mobility Device and Vitamins and Minerals from Recycled Food. Unfortunately we didn’t win anything, but we had an invaluable experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it!'