Getting the most out of Big Bang Digital

We want everyone watching Big Bang Digital to get as much out of the event as possible - take a look at our student activity sheet and guide for teachers and schools below to help your students explore and enjoy the event.

Big Bang Explore

Help your students explore Big Bang Digital with this activity sheet to complete during and after the event - and have a chance to win some great prizes!

Teacher guide

From the different accessibility options available and how to stream the event, to more details about the sessions and how to plan your day - check out this quick guide for teachers and schools on how to get the most out of the Big Bang Digital, for the benefit of your students.

Download the PDF here or click on the headings on the right for all the info.

Decide how you will stream your sessions

We have been working closely with our supporters to create inspiring and interactive sessions that can be streamed into your classroom.

All content has been designed on the basis that video footage would be shown on a big screen at the front of your class or assembly hall.

Some of the sessions will have ‘do-along’ activities so you may want to consider this when deciding seating arrangements for your students.

Do-along sessions include:

  • Micro:bit
  • Specsavers
  • Army
  • Environment Agency (all 3 videos)
  • Henry Royce
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Highways England
  • Association of Animal Biology

We will be streaming our videos via a platform called, you will receive an event access link approx. 1 week before the event. We recommend that you log in and explore the platform ahead of time so that you are familiar with the agenda and interactive elements.

Get accessible content

At the Big Bang we like to make everything we do as accessible to young people as possible. We will be offering the following services to ensure all young people can get involved:

  • All live and on-demand sessions will be subtitled.
  • All live sessions will have a video option to add a British sign language interpretation to it.
  • Within 6 weeks of the event, all live and on-demand sessions will be available to watch via our website with British sign language interpretation added.
  • Within 6 weeks of the event, all live and on-demand sessions will be available to watch via our website with audio descriptions added.

If you think there is something extra we should be doing, let us know.

Choose between live and on-demand sessions

You can view the full line-up here.

All content is easily identified as live or on-demand.

Live sessions will be streamed live so you may wish to have your students ready 5-10 mins beforehand, so you don’t miss the start.

We also have hour-long blocks of on-demand content during the day. In each hour block there will be a choice of up to 6 on-demand videos, you can choose one or more of them to share with your students at this time.

Don’t worry if you can’t choose, all live and on-demand video content will be available on our website 2 weeks after the event.