Science professor Faisal Khan adopted guerrilla tactics to spark new interest in his very serious subject.
The Director of Science at Market Bosworth School left his classroom and took to the streets to send the message that science can be stimulating and relevant to all of us.
With the support of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, Mr Khan has published leaflets throughout the city containing obscure and fascinating facts revealed by the wonders of science.
This week, Mr Khan turned to The Batter of Bosworth, Market Bosworth’s award-winning chippy and student favorite, to post a notice telling people that “a potato has more chromosomes than a human.” “.
Mr Khan said: “This is ultimately a fun and different way of reminding students that science and engineering are an integral part of our lives, from the games they play on their iPhones to the bus they ride on the bus. end of each day.
“Some of the facts that we have uncovered are shocking. Some of them will – we hope – make people smile.
“By posting them in everyday places, we hope to capture the imaginations of young people, which is always the first step in getting them to truly engage and enjoy a topic. “
Teachers across the country are joining the campaign by posting science stories in places students are likely to stop, such as newsagents, bus stops and parks.
The mini posters were printed on low tack stickers, so they should peel off without leaving a trace.
Young people, teachers and parents can find more facts to create their own science information stickers at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/interesting and join the campaign by tweeting @bigbangfair with #interesting
The Big Bang Fair will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, March 13-16, 2014.