God and the Big Bang gives students in Year 6 (10-11 year olds) an exciting opportunity to discover, discuss and debate the compatibility of science and faith. The day aims to equip young people with the all-important tools they need in order to form their own opinions and engage in rational, exciting, well-reasoned and thought-provoking discussion about the place for science in God’s world.
Each event is carefully tailored to the age-range of the students, hosted by a local school or Cathedral, and generally consists of a combination of:
• keynote talks by a prominent member of the science-faith community;
• practical science demonstration sessions;
• interactive ‘hands-on’ sessions;
• a question and answer panel session.
Keynote talks for younger age-ranges are usually shorter and are often given by one of our science-faith communicators with extensive experience of working with young people. They will likely involve one of our practical science demonstration sessions. From magic tricks to explosions, this session interweaves personal stories about science and faith with the chance to show pupils just how exciting science actually is! Don’t worry you’re in safe hands, just don’t try this at home!
Even more exciting than listening to talks and watching explosions (if that’s possible) is the chance to try out some hands-on science for yourself! Again, early career scientists lead an age appropriate thought-provoking session, tied in to Year 6 curricula. It can range from ethical debate of a controversial scientific topic, to solving a mystery using chemistry experiments, to trying your hand at observing an animal’s behaviour and collecting scientific data. Pupils will be encouraged to consider how these areas of science can fit with faith whilst they delight in the thrills and ethical implications of scientific research.
Questions and Answers
God and the Big Bang allows young people to ask some of the big questions they usually struggle to find answers to, and hear responses from leading scientists with a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, both science and theology. With fascinating questions and deeply insightful, respectful and honest answers, this panel session prompts a high level of discussion around science and faith, providing pupils with the opportunity to grapple with current ideas surrounding science and faith, in an inspiring, eye-opening way that helps make the event one that will be remembered by students and teachers alike.
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