Schools across Kent enjoy Big Bang education at Discovery Park
Posted on 17/03/17
More than 1,000 pupils from schools across Kent swapped the classroom for a day of interactive fun at Discovery Park, explaining in practical ways everything from the science behind nuclear energy to how insects stay chilled to life.
The Big Bang, organised by Kent and Medway STEM, brings companies and educators together with one common purpose: to spark a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths.
From medicine making – with balloons as replica molecules – to making waves with Maths (and a water tank) there was plenty going on to fire the imagination and to get across how important STEM subjects are to modern life.
Other challenges included Nature Detectives, identifying animals from their skulls, skin and poo to how to be an astronaut with an interactive introduction to space as a career.
There was even a Who Wants To Be An Engineer quiz with prizes awarded along the way. Children are also invited to experiment with chemiluminescent glowsticks and magnetic rocks.
Those hosting exhibits and workshops included, BioProNet, National Grid, EDF Energy, the University of Kent, the University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University, Science Giants Ltd, Instrutec Controls Ltd, Hale Engineering Consultancy Services Ltd, BAE Systems, Sekisui Diagnostics (UK) Ltd, East Kent College, Wildwood, ARES UK, Pfizer, Mid-Kent Astronomical Society, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Delphi and A Pearson Growers.