CHaOS runs fun hands-on science roadshow events for schools and families during the university holidays, when our volunteer student demonstrators have free time. Read below for information about our main annual events.
After the spring term...(a.k.a. Lent term in Cambridge)
Crash, Bang, Squelch! (Mid March, part of the Cambridge Science Festival)
Click here to go to our main page about "Crash, Bang, Squelch!"
In mid March we run a large family event, which is part of the Cambridge Science Festival. We take over the teaching labs in the Zoology Department in Cambridge and fill them with over 50 fun hands-on experiments explained by friendly student demonstrators. Around 2,000 members of the public visit us at this event each year, which runs on a Saturday to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week. We also run some interactive (and often explosive!) family science talks in the lecture theatre next to our hands-on event.
After the summer term...(a.k.a. Easter term in Cambridge)
CHaOS Summer Roadshow (Late June- early August, around the UK)
Click here to go to our main page about the CHaOS Summer Roadshow
Each summer we take the experiments from "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" on the road to towns around the UK. We'll spend about 4 weeks visiting schools, town halls and festivals from late June to early August (depending on the dates of the holidays that year). We pack all of our experiments into a big van and about 15 volunteer student demonstrators into a mini-bus, and bring fun science to a location near you! We see about 5,000 people each year, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
We always love to hear from schools and community groups that would like us to visit, so do please get in touch if you'd like to host a visit from us. (More information for schools can be found here).
After the autumn term... (a.k.a. Michaelmas term in Cambridge)
CHaOS Cambridgeshire Roadshow (Early December, Cambridgeshire)
Each December at the end of the autumn term (Michaelmas term in Cambridge-speak!) we visit a number of Cambridgeshire schools. We usually bring about 15 volunteers to your school, and are up to see about 60 children per session (about 300 in a day). We're usually able to see about 3-5 schools, and have many more requests than this, so please get in touch as early as possible if you'd like us to visit. More useful information is available on our schools page here. We also often help at a drop-in family event in Cambridge run by the local IoP- watch the front page of our website from November onwards to find out more details.
*NEW* For information about school visits in December 2011 click here.