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Cambridge Roadshow: December 2011

*** Update: CHaOS now has so many volunteers that we can't sign up any more helpers this term- sorry! We'd love to have your help next term at "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" on Saturday 17th March 2012 though- sign up to our mailing list (instructions are here) and we'll send you an email about this next term!***

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 1st- 6th 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. )
If you haven't volunteered with CHaOS before here's a quick summary of how these events work:
  • you sign up for 1-5 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 a previous 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 5 dates:
  • Thursday 1st December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
  • Friday 2nd December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
  • Sunday 4th December (which is an Institute of Physics run event for families, held near Ipswich)
  • Monday 5th December (Cambridgeshire school visit – though details still tbc)
  • Tuesday 6th December (Cambridgeshire school visit)
And last but not least to sign up click here.