Smash a wine glass with sound, create spiral rainbows, use light to heal wounds and explore medical optoelectronics – volunteers needed!
Do these things sound intriguing? Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers with a scientific background for events across the North West during school term time.
Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory, which gives young people (11–14 year olds) the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. Volunteers guide the students through the experiments (optoelectronics and medicine, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours, oil and viscous liquids) and make sure everyone gets to be involved through hands-on experience.
You would be asked to oversee an experiment for the day. We send you all the background material in advance and on the morning of an event you receive full training on the lab. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one full school day, but you are welcome to come along for as many days as you like. In return you’ll have a rewarding and unforgettable experience, receive some IOP freebies and also be awarded affiliate membership to the Institute of Physics for a year.
To find out more about what’s involved in volunteering for Lab in a Lorry and where we will be touring visit our website where you can also register as a volunteer, or contact me on the details below. Volunteers are the key to the success of Lab in a Lorry and I hope that you will become part of the team.
Posted on behalf of James Bamford, Lab in a Lorry Operations Coordinator (North West), Institute of Physics Tel 07920 118 673