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The Big Bang Science Fair 2017

7 March 2017 | Posted in Events

The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of STEM subjects in the UK. It is an exciting environment in which school children across the UK can learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and is a day jam-packed full of excitement! It gives children the opportunity to see many exciting career options in the STEM industry and encourages innovation and creativity.

On the 16th of March the Cracking Ideas team will begin our four day extravaganza, launching our brand new game “Business Battle” and of course our famous Karaoke Shower will be in tow to educate young adults on the importance of copyright whilst having fun along the way!

Who are we? The Cracking Ideas team is responsible for educating young people about Intellectual Property (IP). IP protection ensures that inventors, artists and authors get the credit they deserve for their creations, inventions or brands. The four types of intellectual property are: patents, registered designs, trade marks and copyright.

This year Cracking Ideas will be back at the Big Bang Science Fair with our large interactive stand filled with cracking activities for you to enjoy whilst learning about intellectual property in a fun filled environment.

Launching at this year’s Big Bang Fair is our brand new game in partnership with Aardman Animations - Business Battle! A Multiplayer game where teams fight it out to design, market and legally protect their products!

Business Battle is an educational activity to support teaching Business Studies through a game of cooperative and competitive play. It allows teachers to mix up their lessons and provide students with an alternative experience of the major elements within KS4 Business Studies.

It also allows teachers and students to explore the world of intellectual property and business through the world of gaming and allows students to experience how exciting, challenging and rewarding owning their own business can be.

As you make your way around the Cracking Ideas stand, you will also find our star attraction – The enticing, undeniable ‘Karaoke Shower’. If you fancy yourself as a singing sensation, draw the curtain and take your spot in the spotlight whilst learning about the responsible choices you can make when downloading content from the internet. So just pull the curtain shut, choose from over 9000 songs to sing along to and make sure you enjoy your time with the microphone as that’s where the secrecy ends: every moment of your performance will be shown on the video screens outside the booth.

 After singing your heart out, try challenging yourself to see whether you can spot a counterfeit product from the real deal in the Enforcement area giving you yet another chance to win a cracking prize!    So if you have a flare for the dramatics, or fancy giving our exciting new game a go or are simply fascinated by the idea of Intellectual Property, stop by stand 250 for a chat to the Cracking Ideas team about the work that we do. And of course, enjoy The Big Bang Fair! 


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