The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. Register now!
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Come visit the Lifeboat Lab at The Big Bang Fair and discover how our new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat combines innovative science, technology, engineering and maths to save lives at sea.
We'll have three fun and interactive activities, led by RNLI engineers:
Ship ShapeHave a go at model testing and choose a hull for the new Shannon class lifeboat.
Shooting DucksExplore proportional control and see how it's used in the Shannon class lifeboat by shooting rubber ducks with jets of water!
Stuck in the MudFind out how tractors avoid getting stuck when launching lifeboats. Will you get your Shannon lifeboat model across the sandy beach in time for the rescue?
Activities are aimed at children aged 7-11, but are a lot of fun for young people of all ages!
What's more, you can take part in some of the activities and enter an exciting new engineering competition right here in our Lifeboat Lab pages. Teachers will find free Lifeboat Lab lesson plans here too.
The RNLI is just one exhibitor at this event. There will also be activities and stands based around health, natural history, the environment, technology and more.
Registration is now open on The Big Bang Fair website: www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.
School days are on 13–14 March. Family days are on 15–16 March.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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