Volunteer to help CHaOS at the Physics Zone on Saturday 26th March

Find out more about helping out with fun hands-on experiments on Saturday 26th March- the event is open to the public from 1-5pm.

If you already know that you want to sign up, click here to fill in our online signup form.

**CHaOS need student volunteers on Saturday 26th March 2011**
We're now recruiting volunteers for our final event in Lent term, where CHaOS takes part in the Cavendish Physics Zone (see link here), which is part of the Cambridge Science Festival. We'll be taking over an area of the Physics Dept on Saturday 26th March 2011, from 1-5pm. We'll have lots of own exciting experiments, and we'll need lots of enthusiastic student volunteers to help demonstrate them to the public. Saturday 26th March is about a week after the end of term, so we expect to mainly recruit grad students and undergrads that plan to stay through the holidays.

**What exactly does it involve?**
We've got lots of our favourite of hands-on experiments that we've designed to demonstrate interesting scientific principles. You might find yourself demonstrating how bridges stay up, why some things glow in the dark or even introducing children to Boris the skeleton (as part of x-rays, as that's Physics!). The ideas are simple, but with enthusiastic and interested demonstrators we can show children that science isn't a 'boring' subject.

We'll have a Physics bias with the experiments we choose, but biologists are still more than welcome! The event is open from the public from 1-5pm, and we'd ask you to be available a bit either side of this to allow for a short briefing and set-up/ clear-up. We'll confirm nearer the day, but there's a pretty good chance you'll get a free lunch if you turn up on time!

**I've never done anything like this before... will I be any good?**
No experience is necessary, and every year we have loads of people who haven't done CHaOS before. If you're a scientist (including mathmos, vets, medics, engineers or compscis) you already know more than enough to demonstrate. The experiments have interesting and useful descriptions to explain the science and if you are unsure you can always ask one of the friendly committee members.

**Sounds great! How do I sign up?**
The sign up page is online here.

You will be able to tell us which experiments you want to do before the event, and there's lots of other information about CHaOS and the experiments on our main demonstrator website- please have a look to find out what we do! Also, why not get your friends to sign up too?

If you've got any questions about Crash Bang Squelch!, or about CHaOS generally, please get in touch with us at contact@chaosscience.org.uk.

PS: As our photo from a previous CHaOS event shows, you never know who you might find wandering round our Physics experiments...

Photo of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking visits last year's IoP December event