The Big Bang is back and this time, it’s digital! Give your students an inspirational insight into the world of science, engineering and the amazing work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic.
Big Bang Digital – Science, engineering & Covid-19 gives students the chance to hear from people working in science and engineering during the pandemic. It celebrates their achievements, hears about challenges, innovation and collaboration and explores some upsides to lockdown.
Broadcast live in July 2020, Big Bang Digital is now available on demand.
Students will hear from the people using their skills and experience to fight Covid-19 on the frontline, to keep things moving, keep the lights on and keep food in the shops. They’ll discover how people have been supporting the environment and promoting wellbeing.
TV & Radio Science Presenter, Podcaster & YouTuber Greg Foot is the host, bringing his usual energy and enthusiasm to the session. Greg explores the topics with a range of guests, putting questions from students to the experts.
Big Bang Digital is full of fantastic sessions to show young people the amazing things you can achieve in STEM. It also includes a key workers tribute show by Gastronaut Stefan Gates presenting a stunning scientific adventure through the colours of the rainbow.
A recording of the day’s live stream and the 16 individual sessions are available on demand on any device and can be watched at home or in school.
If you want to inspire more young people to consider a career in STEM, point them to #BigBangDigital.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
The TeenTech Awards are for students working in teams to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.
Exciting, interactive live sessions with leading people in science, technology and engineering.