What is CHaOS?

CHaOS is Cambridge Hands-On Science, a voluntary student group based in Cambridge. We believe that science is fun, and relevant to everyone! CHaOS take our wide range of hands-on science experiments to a variety of venues around the country, with our enthusiastic student demonstrators explaining what each experiment shows and why it's interesting!

  • For more information about us, see the "About CHaOS" page
  • If you're a teacher and would like CHaOS to visit your school, see the Schools page
  • If you're a family see what events are near you on our on the Families page
  • If you're a student volunteer see how you can get involved on our Volunteers page
  • If your organisation might be interested in supporting CHaOS, please see our Sponsors page

CHaOS at the Cambridge Science Festival 2010

CHaOS once again enjoyed running a series of events at this year's Science Festival, which was packed out with visitors on both of the main Saturdays. On Saturday 13th March, Crash, Bang, Squelch! was full to its fire capacity all day, and four spectacular talks run in the lecture theatre next door were also very well attended. The following weekend, a selection of our physics experiments were out again as part of Physics Zone at the Cavendish Laboratory, with many hundreds of people coming through the door during the day.

Click here to view a copy of our report.
Physics Zone Volunteers, 2010

Crash, Bang, Squelch! Saturday 13th March 2010

On Saturday 13th March 2010 CHaOS will take over the zoology labs of the University of Cambridge for a day for Crash, Bang, Squelch!, inviting in over 2000 visitors to see lots of exciting hands-on experiments from all areas of science.

To add to the fun, in the lecture theatre next door, there will be a series of talks, with some high powered experiments that can't be done in the hands on lab! See below for more details.

Picture of Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2009
The event is open from 10am-4pm, and is absolutely free. Drop in any time, there's no need to book in advance, although in busy periods timed tickets may by issued for later in the day (we might run out of tickets before the end of the day, so get here early to avoid disappointment).

PhysicsFest 2009 - Sunday 6th December 2-5pm

CHaOS will be at PhysicsFest 2009, running a selection of hands-on experiments (mainly physics) in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, on Sunday 6th December 2009 from 2-5pm as part of this IoP run event.

There's lots of other exciting events going on, mainly linked to the theme of space. See here for more details, and directions.

PhysFest Poster

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