Volunteer with Cambridge Hands-On Science

Volunteer with Cambridge Hands-On Science on our December Mini Tour

CHaOS is Cambridge Hands-On Science, a voluntary student group aimed at showing children (and their parents) how fun and interesting science can be through a mixture of school and public science outreach events.

Volunteers needed!
Our December mini-tour runs from 29th November to 4th December. We’ll be visiting schools and going to public events with loads of our own exciting experiments and we need lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help demonstrate them. Remember: Thursday 29th November is after the end of lectures, so you can have great fun helping out without worrying about work!

What exactly does it involve?
We’ve got a huge number 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. The ideas are simple, but with enthusiastic and interested demonstrators we can show children that science isn’t a ‘boring’ subject. You can choose which days you demonstrate and we’ll even provide you with a free lunch (whoever said there was no such thing?).

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 on our website at http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/december2012. You will be able to select which experiments you want to do before the event and there is lots of other information about CHaOS and the experiments here – have a look round! Of course, don’t forget to persuade your friends to sign up too!

If you’ve got any questions about the December mini-tour, or about CHaOS generally, please get in touch with us at contact@chaosscience.org.uk.