Big Bang you won’t want to miss

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To celebrate the arrival of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair at The NEC, Birmingham, in March, organisers are on a mission to make science history and break a Guinness World Records title in bubble-blowing.

And the good news is Milton Keynes schools booking a visit to Thinktank, Birmingham’s world-class science museum, on Thursday 23 February will get the chance to take part.

This is one bubble you won’t get told off for blowing in class! The Big Bang Fair will attempt a record with the help of renowned bubble mastermind Samsam Bubbleman to hold the world’s largest practical science lesson.

More than 250 children will be transformed into bubbleologists as they master the science behind bubble-blowing. To secure this new Guinness World Records title, the junior bubble masters will need to follow SamSam Bubbleman’s instructions and fully participate in the lesson’s bubbled-themed experiments under the watchful eye of an official Guinness World Records adjudicator.

What’s more, SamSam is even hoping to break a double-bubble of records with the details of the second bubble challenge being kept under wraps until the big day.

The event takes place at Thinktank on 23 February with adjudication from a Guinness World Records judge to ensure Birmingham is taken into the history books.

SamSam said: “There’s so much science in bubbles it’s un-bubble-ievable! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Big Bang Fair coming to Birmingham than blowing our way into the Guinness World Record Books. There are so many scientific experiments you can attempt with a bubble, from making square bubbles, to powering the world! My lessons in Bubbleology will be a brilliant way of showing kids just how fun and inspiring science really is.”

Lorraine Kenny, Education Manager at Thinktank, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting two record attempts here at our award-winning science museum. Science is all about making the previously impossible possible, so we hope that school children from across the city will come and take part in making history and get them excited about The Big Bang Fair coming to Birmingham for the first time.”

On a mission to thrill and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, The Big Bang Fair comes to The NEC, Birmingham, from 15 – 17 March 2012. Record numbers have already registered to attend the UK’s largest FREE celebration of science and engineering for young people, but tickets are still available by visiting The first two days will be open to school groups, with the Saturday 17 March open to the public.

Youngsters can take part in a host of interactive activities, workshops and live shows - including Sky One’s Braniac Live! and BBC One’s Bang Goes the Theory. The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham also hosts the finals of the 2012 National Science & Engineering Competition where students from across the country will compete in to claim one of the UK’s most prestigious science and engineering honours for young people.