A science les­son with a big bang

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FROM re­volt­ing ex­per­i­ments to fin­ger­print anal­y­sis and ro­bot wars, dozens of ac­tiv­i­ties brought science and en­gi­neer­ing to life for hun­dreds of young vis­i­tors to Uxbridge Col­lege.

The work­shops and demon­stra­tions took place dur­ing The Big Bang Lon­don Fair, part of a UK-wide pro­gramme led by Engi­neer­ingUK to bring science and en­gi­neer­ing to life for young peo­ple and en­cour­age them to take science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths sub­jects.

Around 800 school chil­dren aged 11 to 16 got in­volved in a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing sci­en­tific fun with food and cos­met­ics and cre­at­ing mu­sic sam­pling.

Lor­raine Collins, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of en­ter­prise and de­vel­op­ment at Uxbridge Col­lege, said: “It was great to see so many young peo­ple hav­ing such a fan­tas­tic time learn­ing more about science and en­gi­neer­ing.”

n ‘FAN­TAS­TIC TIME’: Chil­dren en­joy science and en­gi­neer­ing at Uxbridge Col­lege

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