Picture yourself as a spectator for a magic show watching the magician levitating his subject or breaking a person apart into 2 or 3 pieces and assembles her back or even a simple card trick. What happens in you? How do you feel while witnessing such bizarre acts? Amazement, excitement, fun? We know we all feel “curious” during or after the show, don’t we? This curiosity challenges our brains to make an understanding on how the magician pulled off those acts. Most of us would even have gone to the extent to break the magician’s code. “Magic shows turn us into illusionists”.
We have taken this idea into deep consideration while designing experiments for Big Bang. When we witness something bizarre, strange, and fascinating or “Big”, it creates a strong imprint in our minds. Science can be fun too. Science can also be as interesting, “Big” and create curiosity like the magic shows do. Our moto is to keep our participants occupied, engaged, interested by tapping into their curiosity which will eventually result in gaining their attention and helping them grasp the science concepts behind the experiments naturally. This doesn’t stop here. We also envision our participants taking their learnings home with them and try out applying the science concepts in their own way. Our show, “Big Bang, will turn all of us into scientists”. We also encourage our participants to perform the activities and experiments rather than being mere spectators. Because we know, unless we jump into water, we can’t learn to float. This way, we promote activity and application based learning and at the same time, we make science interesting and sticky through our big experiments tailored specifically for this purpose. “Big Bang” is built upon these practical philosophies in order to enable application based learning through activities.