Crash, Bang, Squelch!
Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2021
- Talks: listen to a live stream of a talk with complete with polls, quizzes, and a Q&A session (see below).
- Scientific Stories: CHaOS demonstrators will explore scientific concepts using some of our favourite experiments. Includes a Q&A session (see below).
- Experiment Files: Our student volunteers will guide you through experiments you can do using household objects. Booking is required
We ask that you book a ticket ahead of the event via the links at the bottom of each section (booking is required for Experiment Files), and familiarise yourself with our Code of Conduct for virtual events. Children must be accompanied by an adult when attending any online CHaOS event.
If you would like to ask a question to one of our talk speakers or scientific storytellers, please submit it through this form!
From the science of seeing to spies and seaweed, this series of short talks has something for everyone! Join CHaOS’s enthusiastic volunteers to discover some jaw-dropping science in these sessions, with a live stream of the talk and the chance to ask your questions straight to the speaker. Plus, you can try it all for yourself at home with the brand-new Experiment Files we’ve designed to accompany these talks!
Choose from seven different talks over three separate days and tune in to a live stream of the talk from our volunteers, who will then run a Q&A session in real time! There will be quizzes and polls, and an introduction from the speakers. The talks themselves will last 25 minutes, with up to 15 minutes for the Q&A session. Click on the titles in the table below to view the live stream.
Tickets can be booked for this event by following this link, but this isn’t required and you can join us on a drop-in basis without a booking.
|Saturday 27th March||10:00-10:40am||Loops, Boosts and Dives|
|Saturday 27th March||2:00-2:40 pm||Emperors, Spies & Seaweed|
|Saturday 27th March||4:00-4:40pm||Is the Ocean Like an Onion?|
|Sunday 28th March||10:00-10:40am||Recipes from a Star|
|Sunday 28th March||2:00-2:40pm||Journey to the Centre of the Earth!|
|Saturday 3rd April||10:00-10:40am||Sight unseen|
|Saturday 3rd April||2:00-2:40pm||Operation: Escape Earth!|
Our team of CHaOS demonstrators would like to share stories of exciting scientific concepts, by giving a tour of some of our favourite experiments! Each story has its own flavour: you might see chemicals that go bang, contraptions that defy gravity, or medical facts that blow your mind!
Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes, and will showcase a range of scientific experiments that would normally be available to view in person. There will be opportunities for audience members to interact with the speakers, either through asking questions, or taking part in real-time opinion polls and quizzes!
|Saturday 27th March||12:00-12:45pm||Making a Splash with Chemistry||Water rockets, Mini Explosions/Fire Extinguishers, Ocean chemistry, Fruit Batteries|
|Sunday 28th March||12:00-12:45pm||The Awesome Power of Air||Hot Air Balloons, Vortices, Vacuum Bazooka, Flame Tornado|
|Saturday 3rd April||12:00-12:45pm||From Branches to Bones: The Biology of Life||Bugs, Leaf Disc, Organ Vest, Boris|
Ever wondered how to use ketchup to clean coppers, make mini explosions, or create your own sunset? CHaOS’s interactive Experiment File Workshops are here to show you how! Complete two weird and wonderful experiments in real time along with our friendly student volunteers, learning loads of cool science along the way!
These workshops will take place over Zoom. You will be allocated a virtual room, where our student volunteers will guide you through two different experiments per session that you can do at home with household objects. In each room a different pair of experiments will be demonstrated – see the below description for which pairs you can choose from. Please note that you will need to provide your own materials for the experiments, but these are all widely available. Details of the required materials will be sent out after booking a ticket, but these can also be found by viewing the relevant Experiment File – follow the link below!
Each session will cover two files – upon booking, we will ask you which experiments you would like to do. These pairings are random! Choose from:
- Oil and Pyrex & Cornflour
- Red Cabbage & Celery Food Colouring
- Sunset Model & Hearing High Sounds
- Mini Explosions & Cleaning Coppers
For details on the experiments, check out our Experiment Files here!
Our experiment files are available on demand, but our Workshops are at specific times!
Booking is required for the event. When booking your ticket, ensure you use the same email address you intend to use to join the Zoom meeting! Tickets can be booked here.