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Cambridge Science Centre's Chain Reaction coming to the Corn Exchange

Written on 27 Nov 2015 in Press Mentions

The centre is holding its annual Chain Reaction event at the start of next month, with this year's theme set as 'Destination Space'. For those not familiar with Chain Reaction, the event aims to bring together families and children, local schools and Cambridge-based companies to have fun with science and technology.

This year, 60 teams will each build a crazy contraption that links to the next with the pull of a string – creating a spectacular chain that weaves its way around the venue, the Cambridge Corn Exchange, resulting in a rocket launch. If you've ever played the board game Mousetrap, imagine a giant version and you'll be on the right lines. Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has the all-important job of triggering the reaction, and prizes will be awarded for the best contributions from the public, schools, and company teams.

Cindy Forde, CEO of Cambridge Science Centre, said: "It is so important that we teach children that learning can be fun and encourage them to explore the world around them. Chain Reaction offers children a chance to enjoy themselves as they get to grips with a real engineering challenge. The event is also a fantastic opportunity for businesses around the region to demonstrate to the next generation the endless opportunities careers in science

Source: Cambridge News Online