Discount offer for school bookings!

Welcome to 2015! Can you believe that Week 2 is over already?

We have a special offer for all Schools – contact us before the end of Term 1 and receive 10% off the cost of your booking! You can book for us to visit you anytime this year, we just need to lock in the details before the Easter Holidays. Which, let’s be honest, will probably be here before we can blink.

There are some exciting NEW School Programs in the works too! As well as our Physical Sciences programs, we now have curriculum-linked programs on Chemical Sciences for all year levels from Prep to Year 6, and a brand new workshop on The Scientific Method which is perfect for all upper primary students (years 3-6).

So what are you waiting for? Call us first thing on Monday morning and make sure your week starts off well – we look forward to hearing from you!

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*NB. None of our programs actually involve mirror balls, psychedelic flares or the Bee Gees.

Big Bang Education coming to a show near you!

Big Bang Education will be visiting a number of regional Ag Shows around Queensland this year. Maybe even around Australia.

Stay tuned to see where we will be headed.

In the meantime enjoy this picture of Brett, our Managing Director and Presenter, with a miniature piglet. Taken during a recent Ag Show event.

How adorable! The pig that is. Not Brett.
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Big Bang Education teams up with Mater Children’s Hospital in the name of Diabetes Research

 

Almost 1.2 million Australians have diabetes, many of them children. Understanding more about the disease, and ways we can tackle it, can help improve the lives of those Australians with diabetes.

Mater Research is currently involved in a nationwide clinical trial which is investigating the role of a number of environmental triggers for type 1 diabetes, such as food sources.

Big Bang Education teamed up with some of the diabetes researchers from the Mater Children’s Hospital to speak to the children at the hospital. The researchers spoke about some of the science behind their research, and Big Bang Education helped give the children an idea about what exactly is in the food we eat.

The children had a great time, even if it might have been a little concerning to hear how much sugar is in a bottle of coke, eeek!

Channel Nine also came along to film the event. Check out the story in the video!

You can read more about the research at the Mater Children’s Hospital here!

We can all use a good reminder about choosing healthy options when it comes to food and our lifestyles.

After all, we only get one body, so we’d better look after it!

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Big Bang visits Mater Hospital Special School

We recently had an exciting opportunity to take some science fun to the Mater Hospital Special School.

The students of this school are either being treated in hospital, or have to be away from their home for a long time because of a family member’s illness.

We devised a special program with activities covering a range of science concepts – light and colours, movement and electronics. The colour-changing UV bead bracelets were a huge hit with the younger students, while the older students loved experimenting with the electronics kits. Even the teachers enjoyed playing with all the movement-based toys!

It was a very enjoyable day all round, and it was also great to see how the older students helped the younger ones with some of the more challenging activities.

Thanks for having us, Mater Hospital Special School! We hope to see you again soon!

Do you teach in a special school, or know someone who does? We can tailor a specialised science program to suit the needs and abilities of your students – contact us today to discuss the possibilities!