The Big Bang @ Redmoor Academy, Hinckley, Friday 13 December 2013Print this page Send to a friend Comment
This event is now fully booked for 2013!
Exciting science, technology, engineering and maths workshops and discovery zones - ideal for primary school pupils in years 3, 4 and 5
The Big Bang @ Redmoor Academy is proud to introduce STEM – with a Christmas theme! That’s science, technology, engineering and maths – but not as we snow it.
There will be various fun workshops as well as exciting discovery zones to explore, with pupils and teachers will be accompanied by Redmoor Academy ambassadors throughout the day.
The event is now fully booked but if you have questions about the event then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop 1: Pulse CSI Lab
Don your mini lab coats, get out your finger print brushes and use your CSI skills to solve the Christmas mystery… has someone stolen Rudolf's sleigh? And where is the naughty but nice list (further details TBC).
Workshop 2: Young Engineers workshop
Pupils are going to need their engineering skills to help problem solve with Santa, whether that means sleigh adjustments or toy production line automation (further details TBC).
Workshop 3: Minibeast mayhem - A bug is for life not just for Christmas!
Pupils will learn about the important role that minibeasts play and will experience some hands-on entomology.
Workshop 4: Bletchley park
Decode Santa’s Naughty & Nice list! Learn the basics of coding to try and intercept Santa’s list. Christmas prezzies or coal - where will your name appear?
There will also be other workshops with a fun maths theme, an ICT theme and a visit to the Immersive 360 dome where pupils will be able to discover the science behind the Star of Bethlehem.
See more fabulous exhibitors including:
Classroom Medics...who will be carrying out a health check on Santa!
Campbell Scientific....who will be monitoring the weather for Christmas.
Greenpower goblin cars
Leicester University chemistry department
Nottingham University chemistry department
CASSiE cosmic hedgehog
As well as lots of Redmoor STEM ambassadors leading you through plenty of fun activities.
We’re inviting schools to create a short 60 - 90 second animation on the subject of:
"What will Santa do now?"
Global warming means the polar ice caps are rapidly melting. How will this affect where Santa lives and his mode of transport?
Entrants will upload their videos to a designated YouTube channel to be voted on! (further details and judges TBC)
There will be two age group categories :
7 to 11 (ks2)
11 to 14 (ks3)
You can use a programme such as I Stop Motion to create the films and make use of a range of resources such as clay, Lego figures and more. (There will be free film-making workshops available for groups of up to 12 children at a time prior to the event, available to schools within the Hinckley and district area only.)
Bauble image courtesy Stephane Mignon | Flickr: Creative Commons
This event is now over for 2013 and we would like to thank you all for your help in making it such a successful event!
We’d like to thank all the budding scientists and engineers who travelled to Derby and the sponsors, volunteers and organisers who made the event possible with all their hard work.
There were various prizes on offer for the young scientists and engineers who brought along their excellent projects. Click here to see a list of the winners.
To get a flavour of what to expect, watch highlights from The Big Bang East Midlands 2013...
What's happening at The Big Bang East Midlands in 2013?
Immersive Theatres is an adventurous 360° planetarium experience company. From school shows to birthdays, we have the experience for you!
We utilise mobile digital domes (planetariums) and deliver videos, music, images and sound all around you, immersing you within our dome. Just imagine breath-taking visuals and sound washing over you - that’s the experience you have with us!
The IET is leading the development of an international engineering and technology community, sharing and advancing knowledge to enhance people’s lives. They will be bringing along a series of activities to help engage students with engineering.
Royal Society of Chemistry
The RSC will be bringing along their equipment to show how explosive careers in chemistry can be! The RSC works in education, science policy, conferences and the public promotion of chemistry.
Society of Biology
Come along and find out more about biology and the variety of jobs available in the subject! Our vision is of a society that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
The Zooniverse began with a single project, Galaxy Zoo, launched in July 2007. The Galaxy Zoo team had expected a fairly quiet life, but were overwhelmed and overawed by the response to the project. Once they'd recovered from their server, which was buckling under the strain, they set about planning the future!
Galaxy Zoo was important because not only was it incredibly popular, but it produced many unique scientific results and we are committed to producing real research.
The Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge to Schools project
The Bridge to Schools project was successfully launched in 2009. We aim to make children more aware of the work of civil engineers and their contribution to society. The project involves pupils building a 12.5m long cable-stayed bridge within an hour session.
Go Motorsport return to The Big Bang East Midlands with their tremendously successful Wheel Changing Challenge – come and try for the fastest time on the rally car!
Chilled Food Association
Come and Chill with us!
Enjoy science? Love food? Ever thought about making them your career?
There are lots of opportunities in the chilled food manufacturing sector, as well as international travel, responsibility and financial reward - for enthusiastic science graduates – but not many people know about them... Until now that is!
The coolest careers are in chilled! We can't wait to tell you more...
Our stand at The Big Bang East Midlands will also get you thinking about bugs, hygiene and how your food is stored. Come and take our hand washing challenge, pick up a free fridge thermometer and grab a couple of Nanobugs temporary tattoos – the bugs might look cute but they’re deadly!
Also at The Big Bang East Midlands: IBM, Rolls-Royce and Derby University!
Check back again soon for further updates...