Smash a wine glass with sound, generate power for a house, make a digital camera – 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 country this academic year.
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 (oil and viscous liquids, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours, climate change and energy sources, optoelectronics) and makes sure everyone gets to be involved through hands on experience.
What would I have to do?
You’d be asked to oversee an experiment for the day. On the morning of an event, you’d receive training on the Lab and we send you all the background material in advance.
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 - we have plenty of freebies for you, such as
T-shirts, magnets and your very own Lab in a Lorry, see the picture below! You also receive free affiliate membership to the Institute of Physics.
To find out more about what’s involved in volunteering for Lab in a Lorry and where we will be touring, visit our website: http://www.labinalorry.org.uk where our tour schedule is always up to date and contact me on the details below to sign up. Volunteers are the key to the success of Lab in a Lorry and I hope that you will become part of the team.