Cambridge Science Centre


Chain Reaction - 5 Free places for STEM Clubs

Written on 18 Sep 2013 in Blog

We've just received a donation allowing us to offer up to 5 places on our Chain reaction programme to STEM clubs at local (state-funded) schools.

The Chain Reaction programme is a great opportunity for your STEM club to work together on a project to build the most exciting Chain Reaction/Rube Goldberg/Heath Robinson machine they can from now until early November, before bringing it to the grand finale at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge to be linked into the rest of the Chain made up of components contributed by schools, families and companies from around the Cambridge area.

Your team will be invited to visit the Cambridge Science Centre in central Cambridge for a brainstorming workshop to get the design process started (and an opportunity to explore our hands-on exhibits), or if a visit to the Centre is logistically difficult we can run the workshop at your regular STEM club meeting. We'll also provide you with a parts kit containing mechanical and electronic parts to get your team started.

On the day of the Chain Reaction event, Saturday 9th November, your team will be able to connect their contribution to the Chain, with the help of our staff and volunteers, tell members of the public about their project, and watch the Naked Scientists' fantastic Crisp Packet Fireworks stage show, before the whole chain is set in motion at the end of the afternoon and we find out what works..

There will also be a prize for the best contribution by a school.

If you'd like a place for your STEM club, e-mail by 17:00 on 29th September with some details of your group and why taking part in the Chain Reaction would help it to develop.

Rosy Ansell

Cambridge Science Centre Schools team