The Big Bang Fair 2022

Thousands of young people joined us at the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people at The NEC in Birmingham. 

The Big Bang Fair 2022 was packed full of exciting, interactive activities and was designed specifically with 11 to 14 year olds in mind, to provide the best careers inspiration, advice and opportunities to meet with real scientists and engineers.

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The Big Bang challenge

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Reflect on your recent trip or day out and come up with a list of ideas for how it could be made as ‘green’ as possible.  

All students who enter will receive a downloadable certificate to print at home or in school.

The winning entry will also receive a 6-month Tinker Crate subscription (STEM in a box, delivered to your home). 

  • How could we reduce our carbon footprint when travelling there?
  • Could power be generated in a different way? 
  • Think about the pros and cons of each idea you have 
  • How easy is it to do? How much impact could it have? Has it been tried before? How much would it cost? 

Select ONE idea from your list – discuss it and choose the best idea!  

Take the challenge

Careers resources

Continue your journey into the STEM world and get loads of ideas, case studies and activities to take back to the classroom.

Discover case studies, downloadable resources, useful websites and loads more!


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Big Bang Fair 2022