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Ardingly Solar Car

Meet students who designed, built and raced a solar car across Australia.

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Rocket Factory - The Great British Blast-Off!

Become a rocket scientist! Find out how rockets work, then build and launch a chemically powered rocket.

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Ensemble Automata Workshop

Help make the world's longest automata

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MadLab

Learn about electronics and soldering then build your own working lie detector, musical bagpipes or burglar alarm to take home.

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Pinhole Photography and Camera Obscuras

Celebrate Aristotle's 2400th birthday by putting a giant eye on your head, seeing the world upside down and learning to make a digital projector

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Feather, Fur and Fun with Predators

Feather, Fur and Fun with Predators

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The Detective Project

Test your detective skills on our mini crime scenes.

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Amazing Soap Bubble Science

Can you hold a bubble in your hand; blow a bubble in a bubble; or see the invisible bubble?

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Technicians Make It Happen

Take the Technicians Make It Happen challenge and see if you've got the skills needed to beat our technicians at their own game!

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Giant Drawing Machines

Draw your body, hands and complex geometric shapes using giant drawing contraptions made from everyday materials

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NOW>PRESS>PLAY

Imagine bouncing across the surface of Mars, shrinking to the size of a particle or plunging into the water cycle!

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Mischievous Matter

Touch, hear, see, smell and taste some epic clouds - don't forget your camera!

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Jam the Noisy Robots

Make Robot Music! Using mechanical, electrical and coded controls on our Interactive Interface you can experiment with these amazing instruments and learn to make your own.

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e-Bug: FREE Health Education Resources

e-Bug, operated by Public Health England, is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children.

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Accelerator Dual

Come and race the world's fastest athletes....

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Medical Mavericks - Mini Medics

See inside your body and see your organs and blood vessels on a screen!

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LEON the Magician

Can you beat LEON the Magician and our Mathscot Pi at their own tricks?

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Maths Counts

At The Big Bang Fair we understand how important maths will be in the future, especially with the advances in digital technology...

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Our Radioactive World

Learn about radioactivity and how useful it can be.

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Gaia: Mapping the Milky Way from Space

Ever wondered what our Galaxy looks like? Or how far away stars are; and how they move? Find out more and get involved with the Gaia mission.

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Let’s do Civil Engineering!

Children and adults discover bridge building together

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Go Fly Your Kite

Join us to design your own kite to take away and have hours of flying fun.

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Create Education Project

If you had a 3D Printer...what would you make?

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Digital Classroom Microscopes

Fun and Interactive Discovery of Tiny Creatures, using an Iconic Symbol of Science. Interactive Connected Microscopes with iPads and insects!

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EDF Energy - How does a power station make electricity?

How does a power station make electricity?

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HS2 - the future you

Create and race your own train and explore the future you on our stand.

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Futures in Science

Learn about your skills, find out about careers in STEM, explore historical inventions and potential future discoveries and even take our STEM Challenge!

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notgoingtouni.co.uk

Find out how you can get into your STEM career.

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ThinkTank - Cauldron Chemistry

Come and watch the Thinktank chemistry team perform amazing ‘magical’ experiments.

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Hack Your Brain!

How much do you know about your brain and nervous system?

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Mission to Space

Do not miss out on this once in a lifetime mission!

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild the World after an Apocalypse

Join Lewis Dartnell as he shows you the key tricks to surviving and rebuilding after the apocalypse.

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Dangerous Equations

Dangerous equations...or how to use the Laws of Physics to avoid probable death!

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The Super-Intelligent High-Tech Robot Show

Ever wondered how a robot works, what they do and why we even have them?

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Heavy Metal Marine Biology

Expect the Unexpected!

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TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS) - Digital Explorers

Become a Digital Explorer to unleash your potential!

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Science Magic...Magic Science

Large sparks, things flying around the room and the occasional bad magic trick!

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Specsavers - A Career with a View

Learn about the science of the eye with a series of interactive challenges.

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ARM: Connecting The Planet & Everything On It

Explore the circuits of a smartphone.

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COSMOS Roadshow by Cambridge Science Centre

Detect the stars many light years away.

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NHS - Health Careers

Experience what working in health is really like.

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Nuclear Institute

Learn about the benefits of Nuclear.

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The IET Engineering and Technology Zone

Where electronics meets the arts.

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Supercomputing Sleuths

Experiment with our suitcase supercomputer, Wee Archie.

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Careering Into Science

This fun, memorable show is STEM inspiration at its best.

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Atkins - Smart Cities and Innovative Solutions

Can you save a city from an oncoming flood?

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University of Kent - Grimshaw's Gadget Mill

Can you save Grimshaw's steam powered gadget factory?

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Science in a Briefcase

Try your hand at Dr Ken's Science in a Briefcase!

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Control Freak

Can you beat the fastest times to create codes?

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IMA Maths Imperium

Fascinating mathematical puzzles that come in all shapes and sizes...

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Defence Equipment and Support

Do you know how helicopter pilots see at night?

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Cracking Ideas

Explore the innovation behind well recognised products.

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Thales UK

Learn how to fly a helicopter with our high-tech simulator.

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Young Engineers Competition and Membership

Explore our engaging hands on engineering activities.

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Make the Future

Discover how bright energy ideas are helping to tackle the global energy challenge.

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National Grid

Imagine the future...

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Not Going to Uni

The many ways you can follow your desired path...

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Airbus

Visit our stand ant take part in the 'You Make It Fly' competition for your chance to fly drones and win prizes!

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Power Up!

Ever wanted to run faster, see through walls or be super-smart? See the technology that will Power Up you in the future!

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Aston University - Maths in everyday life.

Come and explore the importance of maths in every day live!

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Mad Science Fire & Ice Show

The Mad Science Fire & Ice show is a high energy chemistry, demonstrating the coolest chemical reactions, fizzy potions, dry ice foggy storms, fire ball explosions plus loads more!

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Codes, Curls and Chess Computers

Crack our fiendish codes

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The HuToH2 Experience

Enjoy the Human to Hydrogen energy experience

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University of Warwick

The chemistry of Formula 1.

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Welbeck The Defence Sixth Form College

Take part in our STEM puzzle challenge!

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Antimatter Matters

In the early Universe, just after the Big Bang, antimatter and matter collided and annihilated into particles of light.

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It’s elementary! How to make and break an element Show

Some elements are completely stable but I like the ones that are unstable and break down spontaneously – when this happens things can get really interesting.

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Aston University’s interactive “Infection Investigation”

You’ll have the opportunity to investigate how diseases are transmitted and how easily they can spread.

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AVEVA

Have you ever dreamed of creating something amazing?

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Interactive workshops and Careers Advice with Coventry University - 'Engineer your Future, Construct your Career, and Programme your Learning'

Come and visit for a variety of practical, interactive challenges run by our Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing Academics and Students

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Extreme Tea Challenge

Just how much energy does it take to make a simple cup of tea?

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Shell - Make the Future

Visit Shell’s Make the Future stand and discover how bright energy ideas are helping to tackle the global energy challenge.

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Birmingham City University

We are from the Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences from Birmingham City University. We hope to get people interested in all STEM subjects in order to pursue future careers.

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iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Come and find out about the internal workings of a wind tunnel and what makes you fly!

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Meccano

Meccano will be bringing along their newest products for you all to try!

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Destination Space

Destination Space, is an exciting and hands-on workshop of astronauts and adventure for families and schools

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Leonardo – Discover, Explore and Solve!

The Leonardo stand allows you to see some of our cutting-edge technology in action and try out your engineering skills.

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Architecture Workshops: Super STEM Structures

Help us build an amazing ferris wheel!

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BBC at the Big Bang

Fancy launching a bottle rocket, testing your reaction time or cracking a code with the cast of Wolfblood?

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Civil Engineers: Shaping the World

What is civil engineering? Find out for yourself, and how civil engineers build incredible projects that help society at our stand

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Explorer Dome - The Life of Water

Enter Explorer Dome's mobile planetarium for our new show - The Life of Water.

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Horizon Nuclear Power

Come and have a go on our virtual reality rollercoaster and learn more about Horizon Nuclear Power

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JCB - Innovation and Urgency

Nano Simbox

Play with atoms in virtual reality!

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Pif-Paf Theatre: SEED

Visit us to learn more about our use of engineering including compressed air, projectiles, levers and 12 volt electrics.

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Rollercoasters to coast

Brace yourself for this adrenaline-fuelled workshop about the ups and downs and loop-the-loops of the wonderful world of rollercoasters

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Royal Entomological Society

Try your hand at live insect handling, scientific specimens under the microscope and interactive games.

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Staffordshire University's Great Minds Bus

Come and see what university is like on our Great Minds double decker bus!

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STEM at The Open University

A selection of activities from the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including Baxter the robot, animal-computer-interaction and maths puzzles.

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STEM Structures from Newspaper

Build Tall Tower, a Shelter large enough to get into, a wastepaper basket made from waste paper, the only limits being your time and imagination!

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STEM Surprises from Sphere Science

Can you explain why the science tricks work?

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Systems and Control - humans and machines working together

Compete to be the top drone pilot of the day - you could win your very own drone!

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Thinking like an engineer

Come and see what it is like to Think Like an Engineer.

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Youth Grand Challenges

Teachers - come and PLAY splay the mosquito for a change to win giant microbes for your class!

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HG Education - LEGO Mindstorms Workshop

Learn to build a simple robot out of LEGO Mindstorms NXT version.

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Cyber Security Challenge UK

learn about the National Cyber Games competition, Cyber Centurion and how you can be a Cyber Star!

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Royal Photographic Society Discovery Trail

Come and take the Discovery Trail through photographs from the International Images for Science exhibition

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VEX Robotics National Championships

VEX is hosting the biggest UK National Championship yet, with 80 teams competing to win titles in the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition.

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