The annual Big Bang Fair aims to promote science, technology and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. As part of the project, scientists at the fair collaborated with St Helen’s Primary School in Canning to create 3D printed foods such as geometric fish and chips and hexagonal beans.
Claire O'Sullivan from St. Helens Elementary School said: "When the Big Bang Expo invited us to participate in the 3D printed school dinner program, we were very happy. Showing the STEM project in this way is an excellent opportunity for our students to directly When it comes to innovative technology, nothing makes them more excited than turning classroom learning into reality."
At St. Helens Elementary School in Canning Town, the children’s menu includes:Geometric fish and chips, including hexagonal beans, squid and potatoes, cauliflower gear, fibonacci spiral pumpkin, 3D broccoli stars, fruit and yogurt ......
Young people's attitudes toward 3D printing also reveal their openness and optimism about the huge possibilities of this technology: one in five (20%) think we will be home 3D in 3-4 years The printer is the norm, and two-thirds (67%) of the children think this will be the norm within 10 years.
Beth Elgood of the British Engineering Society said: "Inspire young people's curiosity and let them think about where their science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses will take them. This is the meaning of the big bang fair competition."
The research team hopes that this futuristic food will motivate children to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).