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A standard CHaOS experiment, useable for all hands-on events.

Radiotherapy Statistics

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Explore how statistics get used within a hospital with a model of radiotherapy treatment for cancer. Try and damage the tumour while minimising the effects to nearby healthy cells.

Statistics in the hospital
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Traffic Control

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Does building bypasses make journeys faster? How can we optimise traffic flows? What causes traffic jams? Why do I stop for no reason? What's a stationary wave?

Finding interesting maths in everyday traffic
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Hydraulics and Pneumatics

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Investigate the power of pressure, lift heavy objects and move things at a difference.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Glove

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We've taught a glove to play rock paper scissors, can you beat it? Learn about AI in this quick demo.

Can you beat a glove at Rock Paper Scissors?
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Platonic Solids

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Making 3D shapes out of 2D ones. Look at how angles combine to tessellate and them form 3D corners.

Explore the five platonic solids and other 3D shapes.
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Penguins, Poo and Populations

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How can we count the number of penguins, there's far too many? Investigate several ecological techniques to use statistics to help us out.

Counting when we can't count
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Lenz's Law

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What happens when we drop a magnet through a pipe? Experiment with dropping them through perspex and metal pipes and see if there's any differences.

What happens when we drop a magnet through a pipe?
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Flat Cups (or how I learned to stop plastic waste and love the environment)

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Flatten a cup then stretch a cup and flatten it and stretch and flat. Look how plastic is recycled, what it's made of, and how we make things.

Flatten a cup, stretch a cup.
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Renewable Energy: Uses of Electromagnetism

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Explore how we can use the power of electromagnetism to power our day to day lives!

Making power using wind and water!
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Chromatin Pipecleaner Models

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Humans have 19,000 genes. How are only certain genes turned on in each cell so that brain cells express brain genes, but not heart genes and vice versa? Here we make fun chromatin models to explore epigenetics.

Explore the world of epigenetics, using pipecleaners and corks to model DNA and the chemical changes done to it to turn genes on and off.
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