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December mini-tour 2010

At the end of this term, CHaOS will be visiting a selection of local schools, as well as running some experiments as part of the East Anglia Institute of Physics event in Ipswich. We're looking for volunteers for our fun, hands-on science events after the end of this term. If you're in Cambridge, and free on dates between the 5-8th December (the days just after term ends), read on to find out more! (or if you already know you want to sign up, just click here. ) [Note added 15/11/2010: there are only a few spaces left for selected dates now- you are likely to go on our waiting list- sorry!]
If you haven't volunteered with CHaOS before here's a quick summary of how these events work:
  • you sign up for 1-4 of the days on offer this term
  • we'll allocate you one or two messy/noisy/exciting science experiments to demonstrate in advance (which you can read about on our website)
  • we'll pick you up in Cambridge, to come for the day to the event.
  • you'll get to talk to children aged 8-13 for four or five sessions, and explain the science behind your experiment
  • we'll all pack up the kit at the end of the day, after having had the chance to make science fun!
  • also, we give you lunch!
Bridge building in the sun (weather not guaranteed): Photo of bridge building
A visitor to last year's IoP December event:Photo of Stephen Hawking If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved in you can sign up on our website via the link below. We're currently recruiting for 4 dates:
  • Sunday 5th December (which is an Institute of Physics run event for families, held near Ipswich)
  • Monday 6th December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
  • Tuesday 7th December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
  • Wednesday 8th December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
There's lots more information about CHaOS events on our website at, but please do email us if you have any questions! And last but not least to sign up click here.